New Urban Agenda Local Chapter Grant

2018 New Urban Agenda Local Chapter Grant

Calling on all AIA Local Chapters to share your success!

Application Deadline: 9:00 p.m. EST on August 13th, 2018 (deadline extended!)

The New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, on October 20, 2016, and endorsed by the UN General Assembly on December 23, 2016. The NUA provides a path for international efforts for the next 20 years, to provide a right to safe and decent housing and communities for everyone.

“The New Urban Agenda represents a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future – one in which all people have equal rights and access to the benefits and opportunities that cities can offer, and in which the international community reconsiders the urban systems and physical form of our urban spaces to achieve this.”3

Many of the principles of the New Urban Agenda have long been espoused by the architectural profession. We want to learn about the best projects and programs offered by AIA chapters that support the New Urban Agenda vision. Through the 2018 NUA Local Chapter Grant, the AIA Housing and Community Development Network will not only reward these efforts, but will share your great work with our over 10,000 members.

Use your discretion to determine how your past or completed work may align with the ambitious goals of the New Urban Agenda vision. Funds awarded may be used at the discretion of the applicant.

3. Habitat III, “The New Urban Agenda,” English


The program is open to any AIA Local Component/Chapter.

Proposal Requirements

Please submit application as a PDF document no later than 9:00 p.m. EST on August 3rd, 2018.
The PDF should contain the following information while not exceeding 8 MB in size:

  • Applicant Name;
  • Applicant Contact: First and Last Name, E-mail, Phone;
  • Project or program: name, location, date(s);
  • Description of Project (1page max), including relationship of the program/project to the goals of the New Urban Agenda;
  • Photographs (300 dpi) or other visual documentation as available;
  • Summary of Evaluations, if applicable.


Selection Criteria & Process

Applications will be evaluated by a committee composed of members of the AIA Housing and Community Development Network Advisory Group. The committee will consider the effectiveness of the project/program in meeting the objectives of the New Urban Agenda and potential for replication by other components. Grant recipients will be notified individually and announced on the AIA KnowledgeNet website the week of August 13th, 2018.


Up to three awards will be provided:

First Place $4000
Second Place $2500
Third Place $1500



Submit Proposal

Only completed submissions will be considered.

Program Closed



Selection Criteria