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Association for Community Design

Association for Community Design Information


290 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210


The Association for Community Design (ACD) envisions a practice of design that dismantles systemic injustice and creates an equitable built environment. Through our programs, we provide resources, connections, and support for practitioners working to advance equity and justice in the built environment.

Established in 1977, ACD is a network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD’s mission, vision, and values serve and support practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.

ACD is incorporated as a 501(c)3 membership organization and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Membership is open to both organizations and individuals. The dues collected by ACD support the annual conference, webinars, program development, and membership services.

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