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Architects designing solutions that transform communities, large and small

Communities across the country are constantly changing. Often, that change brings tremendous challenges. The trials our communities face today are stark. Right now, every county in America is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, rising inequality that creates neighborhoods with chronic and acute poverty, and a climate crisis that threatens vulnerable populations across the country. Declining 

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Living Off The Water Grid

The people of Flint, Michigan, find themselves trapped in a web of finger pointing, bureaucracy and ineptitude over the disaster that is their lead-contaminated municipal water system. Sadly, Flint is not alone.  The Natural Resources Defense Council, in an extensive analysis published last month found that 18 million people in the United States were served 

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How architects’ design-thinking improves our health

Our country is in the middle of public health crisis that affects more than a third of all adults, 17 percent of our children, and nearly 8 million individuals unwittingly. The crisis is obesity and diabetes. We all know this health crisis stems from a lack of exercise and poor access to quality foods. Architects, 

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National Architecture Week 2016

AIA National Architecture Week is April 10 – 16. National Architecture Week is celebrated the week of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, which is April 13th.  While not educated as an architect, Jefferson is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his architectural affinity.  National Architecture Week is a public awareness campaign dedicated to increasing attention 

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