Housing and Community Development

Latest Discussion Posts

  • Borders or openness? A question for anyone who plans anything   Borders and boundaries have affected the built environment throughout history. How we perceive them influences what we do.  In history books we learn about the wars between Sparta ...

  • Friends, I hope you all noticed this afternoons email from 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante and AIA CEO Robert Ivy inviting you to an AIA post-election briefing conference call.   The call will be on November 13 at 1:30pm EST  - to join the call please ...

  • With so many vacant houses, why is there still a housing crisis? Why abandoned housing isn't affordable housing By some estimates Baltimore has 40,000 abandoned vacant residential buildings, most of single family row homes. But like many ...

  • ​The Small Firm Exchange, an AIA Member Group invites you to attend a free webinar on Thursday, August 23 at 2pm Eastern. US State and Local Building Codes: How to tackle compliance challenges Society demands for safe, secure, healthy, energy efficient, ...

  • Elon Musk goes to Chicago - does he meet a need?   Mayor Rahm Emanuel and inventor Elon Musk don't only share memorable first names and national notoriety, they also both preside over troubled organizations: The Mayor over America's third largest ...

Latest Shared Files

Community Blogs

  • 2018 HAS ALREADY BEEN ROBUST for the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community (formerly the Housing Knowledge Community). In the context of challenges spanning from local to global, HCD KC members are writing articles, ...

  • It is no longer news that we're living within the 'clever' and smart age today. From Smart telephones, clever computer systems, clever motors, and now even smart homes. The wonderful thing about these 'smart' objects isn’t that it just makes us look ...