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.
AAF would like to thank United Technologies Corporation  for generously supporting AAF and the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION
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.
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.