American Architectural Foundation Announces
2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy Grantees

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2014—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):

•    East Bridgeport Development Corridor, Bridgeport, CT
•    Cemetery Resaca Restoration, Brownsville, TX
•    Prices Fork Adaptive Reuse Project for Lifespan Housing, Montgomery County, VA
•    Swift Factory Community Hub Development, Hartford, CT
•    Boone / Collins Train Station Redevelopment Plan, Hillsborough, NC
•    Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Study, Pittsburgh, PA
•    Kalispell Core Area Redevelopment Plan, Kalispell, MT
•    West Palm Beach Transit Village, West Palm Beach, FL

The selected teams—consisting of city leaders, developers, and design professionals—will join AAF’s national sustainable design team of experts for one of two intensive, three-day design charrettes in Washington, DC: May 21–23 and October 29–31.

Project 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 42 project teams in cities across the U.S.

AAF would like to thank United Technologies Corporation for generously supporting AAF and the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.

Established in 1943, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. AAF works directly with civic leaders representing U.S. municipalities to address the design challenges and opportunities in their cities. Through Sustainable Cities Design Academy, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and Design for Learning, AAF serves as a national platform, information center, and collaborative hub for those leaders working on the ground in cities across the country to use the design of place as a means to improve lives and transform their communities.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Blazevich
Program Director, Sustainable Cities Design Academy
American Architectural Foundation

Featured image of Kalispell, MT conceptual street front shopping design of the Mall Plaza and Pedestrian Trail. Courtesy of the City of Kalispell.

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