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Communities all over the world are struggling to build effective strategies to address their key challenges, from climate change and equity to housing and revitalization. In response, the Communities by Design program brings together architects and other professional disciplines to work alongside the residents, professionals and institutions of host communities on key local issues. Every project is community-driven and includes meaningful public participation in an intensive process to match professional expertise with public values and aspirations for a place. 

Communities by Design is a program of the Architect's Foundation, the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • 1.  Join CxD at AIA24!

    Posted 14 days ago

    Communities by design a hosting several events in at AIA24, happening from Wednesday, June 5, to Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C.! Take the opportunity to attend these sessions and tours to get insights into how you can use innovative approaches to engage communities and create meaningful change in your city! Don't miss these opportunities to learn, engage, and be inspired!

    Wednesday June 5, 2024, 9am-1pm (for students only)

    Conflict Zones: Community Change in the D.C. Region

    Location: Convention Center tour departure area

    Program code: ET103

    Friday June 7, 2024, 2-3pm

    Beyond Conflict & Polarization: An Innovative Workshop

    Location: Convention Center

    Program code: FR202

    Friday June 7, 2024, 3:45-5pm

    Pro Series: Navigating Community Change & Conflict as a Public Leader

    Location: Convention Center Ballroom AB

    Program code: PRO400

    Saturday June 8, 2024, 10am-1pm

    Conflict Zones: An Interactive Community Listening Tour

    Location: Convention Center tour departure area

    Program code: ET303

    Paola Capo
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC