Implementing Justice in the Built Environment

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 12pm ET

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Centering justice means different things to different people, depending on context and on their definition of justice. For architects, justice in the built environment encompasses history and practices that can be unrecognized and therefore difficult to notice and name. For clients and communities, justice may be understood through lived experience and values that are recent or continued from their ancestors.

This course will offer participants frameworks for examining their own practices and broaden their capacity to center justice in ways that are most likely to be effective. The research team will share what they learned while writing the Justice in the Built Environment supplement after completing the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice and suggest ways they think practitioners can use the actions, prompts, and worksheets to center justice with their clients and community partners.

Learning objectives

  • Explain why justice in the built environment matters to architects and how it is valued by clients
  • Apply varying definitions of justice to the profession of architecture and the built environment
  • Connect aspects of U.S. history with design projects
  • Distinguish design approaches that center justice from those that do not
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