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Sustainable Cities Design Academy 10 Recap



The Sustainable Cities Design Academy in Washington, DC marked American Architectural Foundation’s 10th collaborative charrette engagement with public-private partnerships throughout the U.S.

On the first day of Sustainable Cities Design Academy 10, resource team and project team members from Denver, Greensboro, N.C., Los Angeles, and Tucson learned about one another—Pecha Kucha style. After introductions, the work began when resource members went with their respective project teams to break-out rooms to tackle key urban design issues including:

•    Transit Oriented Development plans for the 40th / Colorado stop in Denver
•    Unified arts, land use, and economic development plan in Greenbsoro, N.C.
•    Regional energy efficiency and planning strategies in Los Angeles
•    Transit system connectivity, planning, and marketing challenges in Tucson

After collaborating and brainstorming, the two-day charrette closed with final presentations by the four teams. The SCDA 10 Final Report will be out soon with more details and information about the projects and participants. We’ve captured some of the hard work as well as the enjoyable moments in the photo essay below.

AAF thanks all of our friends and partners in the DC region for helping to make this event a success, especially our sponsor United Technologies Corporation. The next Sustainable Cities Design Academy will take place September 9-10 in Washington, DC.

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