As we find ourselves a year (+) into a world pandemic, what has changed? What issues and silver linings have emerged to change how we learn, work, live, and play? What can we as architects, academics, researchers, and design leaders do to improve our world, environment, cities, buildings, and communities? How can we take a cue from the call for social justice which has been elevated during a time of COVID to address our communities of need, our communities of color, and a legacy of redlining and environmental racism? How can we use and share this knowledge to impact the critical issue of climate change?
Architects are called on to see the bigger picture beyond singular buildings, to ensure the buildings and developments they design have a long-lasting beneficial impact on our cities, regions, towns, and environment. For this conference, there will be five tracks focused on resilient communities. Respondents should identify one of these five tracks, that most relates to their research, while completing their abstract submission.