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2014 Institute: Sustainable, Connected Communities

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Hosted by the University of Southern California, Enterprise’s fifth annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) will take place in Los Angeles on September 16 - 18, 2014.

This forum presents a unique opportunity to use real-world development projects to bring to light policy, finance, design, and construction challenges and, together, to brainstorm new ways to solve these problems. By exploring case studies and new perspectives with local and national leaders, the Institute aims to develop and share new development models.

SEPT 16, 2014
Participant Site Tour and Kickoff Dinner

SEPT 17, 2014
Day One Charette Working Sessions
USC School of Architecture

Keynote Lecture
USC School of Architecture, Harris 101
David Baker, David Baker Architects
Andie Cochran, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects

SEPT 18, 2014 
Day Two Charette Working Sessions
USC School of Architecture

Updates to the program and schedule are forthcoming, please check back for more information.

The theme for this year’s Institute will be “Sustainable, Connected Communities,” highlighting those projects in which design excellence enables residents and communities to achieve the full promise of transit-oriented neighborhoods and green infrastructure. The Institute seeks to answer the following questions: How can L.A. become a national model for transit-oriented development? What have other cities achieved and what are the policy implications of these lessons learned? Which design components have the greatest impact in improving neighborhood fabric and quality of life for residents?

A new addition to this year’s Institute, selected development projects will be a part of USC’s School of Architecture fall studio curriculum. Students will collaborate with each developer and delve into into the project’s design challenges and solutions that arise from the Institute.

2014 AHDLI Developer Application

We are no longer accepting applications for AHDLI 2014, thank you for your interest we hope to announce the participants shortly.