"The map provides in-depth information about what government activity is taking place in each neighborhood, such as tracking the progress of resident requests a...nd building permits. Users also can see where government facilities — including fire stations, schools, parks and recycling centers — are located." http://ow.ly/tQT930iOfkj
Check out what California is doing to with affordable housing laws.
Safety concerns in public spaces are important, "but the methods to counter them do not necessarily have to result in sterile, alienating places. The way to revitalize a plaza is to invite the public to share in its design and planning."
We're excited to announce that the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute has won @AIANational's 2018 Collaborative Achievement Award! AIA says the Institute has had a profound effect on the affordable-housing ecosystem. Details: http://bit.ly/2FlMe3X
Perhaps one of the best ways to approach climate change-induced displacement is to start with community engagement.
“Design has an important role in city building and can make a difference.” Nice piece on the late Ron Straka, one of the pioneers of AIA's R/UDAT program.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, FEMA is significantly redrawing New York City’s flood maps.
It’s a problem that isn’t going away. (from October 2017)
Interested in working in philanthropy and expanding opportunities in America's cities? We have an opening for a summer fellow in our American Cities Practice. Learn more about the position at our website. Apply by 1/19.