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The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) provides knowledge which supports the design of healthy environments by creating education and networking opportunities for members of – and those touched by – the health care architectural profession.

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COVID-19 resources for health care design

You can contribute information to the AIA COVID-19 project database, and view all submitted projects. Visit the Alternative Care Sites preparedness site to learn important areas to evaluate when selecting ACSs for the care and treatment of COVID-19 or surge capacity patients.

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Call for Papers: The Future of Architecture and Urbanism in the Post-COVID Age

  • 1.  Call for Papers: The Future of Architecture and Urbanism in the Post-COVID Age

    Posted 10-30-2020 03:42 PM
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    Long before the appearance of COVID-19, the urban fabric of cities across the world had been shaped by prior epidemics. Indeed, the study of historic, global epidemics has illuminated the many ways in which urban life and architecture have changed during times of pestilence. With the outbreak of each epidemic has come new scientific understandings of disease, new modes of governing of social life and interaction, novel efforts to intervene in and prevent infection, the exacerbation of social inequities, and the creation of new occupational and social roles.

    The Epidemic Urbanism Initiative (EUI) seeks papers that explore the present and future implications of the COVID-19 global pandemic in the following categories:
    1. Response & Experience
    2. Design & Interventions
    3. Health Equity & Social Justice
    4. Education & Pedagogy
    5. Environment & Sustainability
    Submissions should be no longer than 250 words and must clearly speak to one of the above categories, be centered on a case study or a geographic location, and engage the built environment in some way. Proposals also should be forward-looking, but rooted in evidence-based and empirical observation, and could engage a range of methods including literature
    reviews, empirical studies, pedagogical experiments, historical research, interviews, or artistic production. We encourage submissions from across the world and from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to architecture, urban planning, landscape, public health, social work, medicine, art and design. Please send your proposal and a short, 2-page CV to Drs. Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClercq at by Friday, November 27th, 2020.

    This virtual conference is supported by the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium (DHRC) and will convene in late January 2021.

    Previous presentations can be viewed on Epidemic Urbanism's youtube channel.

    Melanie De Cola
    Manager, Architectural Research
    The American Institute of Architects