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Three communities transformed by architects and civic leaders

By bringing together architects, civic leaders, planners, and community members, the American Institute of Architects’ Center for Communities by Design has served more than 200 communities in need over the last... Read more >

How modern hospitals recognize the impact of design on health

Medical practice has come a long way since the days of applying more leeches as a cure-all; modern advances in hospital design anticipate and accommodate changes in technology and practice... Read more >

Why work with architects and designers?

By Kathleen M. O'Donnell 21st century environmental and political challenges require a new way to approach community development. Six architects and designers share their thoughts on working with civic leaders... Read more >

Design thinking can solve your city’s biggest problems

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell In the 21st century, communities face greater challenges than ever before. Population growth, public health, climate change, and equity and inclusion are just a few of... Read more >