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AIA Selects 2006 Communities by Design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design has selected six communities and two regions to receive technical assistance in 2006 under the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program. The towns are New Orleans, Louisiana; Syracuse, New York; Longview, Washington; Guemes Island, Washington; Lawrence, Kansas; and Hagerstown, Maryland. The regions are northeast Michigan (including Presque Isle, Alpena, and Alcona counties) and northern Nevada (including the same area as the corresponding AIA chapter). “The forward-looking program is intended to help address challenges that communities face, such as transportation design strategies, air- and water-quality improvement possibilities, local economic development, brownfields issues, and how to manage growth associated with increasing and shifting populations,” says David Downey, Assoc. AIA, managing director of the Center. See


Vol. 14, No. 8 for more about SDAT. The Center for Communities by Design is online at

Published March 1, 2006

Boehland, J. (2006, March 1). AIA Selects 2006 Communities by Design. Retrieved from

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