2013 Sustainable Cities Design Academy Grantees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2013—The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) announced today eight public-private development teams that will receive leadership training and technical assistance through AAF’s Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA):

Fulton Industrial Boulevard District Master Plan – Atlanta
40th/Colorado Transit Oriented Development – Denver
Bloody Run Creek Greenway Redevelopment Project – Detroit
Integral City – Greensboro, NC
Greenwood, Mississippi Comprehensive Sustainable City – Greenwood, MS
UTC Warner Center  Los Angeles
Morristown Station Redevelopment – Morristown, NJ
Linking the Warehouse Arts District – Tucson

The selected teams—consisting of city leaders, developers, and design professionals—will join national sustainable design experts for one of two intensive, three-day design workshops in Washington, DC, June 5–7 and September 11–13.

Teams compete to attend SCDA, which provides resources, education, and best practice support needed to make environmentally responsible design decisions. SCDA helps these teams to formulate action plans for their projects while providing the design leadership training and technical assistance needed to address the specific design challenges that they face in their cities.

Since establishing SCDA in 2009, AAF has served 31 development teams in cities across the country through the program.

For additional information about the American Architectural Foundation and the Sustainable Cities Design Academy, visit

Established in 1943, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. AAF is dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities. In the past decade, AAF has provided design leadership training and technical assistance to hundreds of mayors, public-private partnerships, education leaders, business leaders, and other local decision makers in the design process. During this time, AAF has worked directly with leaders in every major metropolitan region in the United States.

AAF would like to thank United Technologies Corporation for generously supporting AAF and the 2013 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.

See more photos from the 2013 Sustainable Cities Design Academy below:

Featured image Bloody Run Creek Greenway Redevelopment Project, Detroit, Michigan. Courtesy of Detroit Collaborative Design Center.

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