Mission and Core Values

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  • Provide Tools for life-long learning of community building at all scales from region to city and town, to streetscape and building design
  • Enable Understanding of the built environment’s interface with  infrastructure, and  integration with the natural environment
  • Develop Skills for design research, analysis, collaboration, and representation

Core Values

  • Place-making for people  equitable, welcoming, inclusive, diverse
  • Environmental resilience – air and water quality, habitat conservation, climate change response
  • Economic sustainability – long term investments and short-term fixes