The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team has awarded a $15,000 Grant for the Pacific Beach / Mission Beach Area. The local AIA chapter is matching with $5,000. The Design Assistance Team will arrive in September 2013. This is a results-driven community design program based on the principles of interdisciplinary solutions, objectivity, and public participation. The program combines local resources with the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized professionals who volunteer their time to identify ways to encourage desirable change in a community. The team will visit the community for three to four intense, productive days. The process is fast-paced, exciting, and energizing. This approach—which can address social, economic, political, and physical issues— it offers the community a tool that mobilizes local support and fosters new levels of cooperation. The DAT programs have used this grassroots approach across the nation to help create communities that are healthy, safe and livable, as well as more sustainable.
AIA-SDAT Grant Awarded!
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