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Mariposa 1038 (Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects)

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The AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community (HCD) is a network of architects and allied stakeholders that promotes equity in housing, excellence in residential design, and sustainable, vibrant communities for all, through education, research, awards, and advocacy.

AIA Housing & Community Engagement in UN-Habitat 

10-19-2023 01:01 PM

AIA Housing & Community Engagement in UN-Habitat
This program, led by architect participants in recent UN-Habitat programs, will describe how Habitat works to promote transformative change in human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance, and collaborative action. Participants will learn about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set measurable standards for improving human welfare and addressing climate change including providing adequate housing. The SDGs recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change. Also discussed will be the policies recently adopted by Habitat and the UN that support this urgent call for action.

Adrianne Steichen, AIA, PYATOK architecture + urban design
Simon Ha, AIA, Steinberg Hart
Katherine Williams, AIA, Georgetown University

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