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Communities in Transition

The 21st century is an era of ongoing and dramatic change, with communities facing multiple acute stresses at a time. While adapting to the negative consequences of climate change, many communities are simultaneously grappling with deep systemic inequities and difficult economic conditions. 

Throughout this live series, hosted by the AIA Center for Communities by Design (CxD), participants will gain real world insights into many of the challenges our communities are facing and the innovative approaches that have been applied across the country to address them. Speakers will highlight how architects, civic leaders, and other professionals can leverage tools and strategies to ease the burden of these transitions.

Featured Courses

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 2pm ET | Economic Transitions: Building Economic Resilience in Small Communities
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 3pm ET | Retrofitting Suburbia for Equity and Resilience to Climate Change
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 3pm ET | Disaster Recovery: Reflections on Neighborhood Resilience


Many of the jurisdictions featured in this series have been CxD Design Assistance Team (DAT) host communities. Click here to learn more about CxD and whether your community could benefit from a DAT.



Series courses