Sustainable Cities Design Academy

The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) announces the call for applications for its 2012 Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA).

AAF encourages public-private partnership project teams to apply. Successful applicants will join AAF for one of two design workshops:

• April 11-13, 2012, San Francisco

• July 18-20, 2012, Baltimore

SCDA connects project teams and multi-disciplinary sustainable design experts through highly interactive design workshops that help project teams advance their green infrastructure and community development goals. To support a diverse portfolio of SCDA projects, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) generously underwrites participants’ attendance costs.

Applications are due Friday, December 30, 2011. Application materials and instructions are available online. If you have any questions regarding SCDA or this application process, contact:

Elizabeth Blazevich

Program Director, Sustainable Cities Design Academy

202.639.7615 |


Past SCDA project team participants include:

• Philadelphia Navy Yard

• Shreveport-Caddo Master Plan

• Northwest One, Washington, DC

• Uptown Triangle, Seattle

• New Orleans Mission

• Fairhaven Mills, New Bedford, MA

• Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Atlanta

• Brattleboro, VT, Waterfront Master Plan

To learn more about these and other SCDA project teams, visit AAF’s website at

The Sustainable Cities Design Academy, organized by the American Architectural Foundation in partnership with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), provides leadership development and technical assistance to local leaders engaged in planning a sustainable building project in their communities.

Established in 1943 and headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is a national nonprofit organization that educates the public about the power of architecture and design to improve lives and transform communities. Through national design leadership programs including the Sustainable Cities Design Academy, Great Schools by Design, and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, AAF inspires local leaders to use design as a catalyst for creating better cities. AAF’s diverse portfolio of outreach programs, grants, scholarships, and educational resources helps people understand the essential role that design plays in all our lives and empowers them to use design to strengthen their communities.