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.
The welfare of 1.6 billion people with inadequate housing is not being ignored. All over the world, effective partnerships are building sustainable and inclusive communities using both local knowledge and cutting edge technology. This session will explore lessons from UN Habitat’s Tenth World Urban Forum: Cities of Opportunity: Connecting Culture and Innovation. Initiatives with the most vulnerable communities, such as Indigenous Peoples and Small Island Developing States, will be discussed. Participants will learn to access resources for case studies, goal setting, evaluation and further education.