AIA at UN Habitat III Preconference

In preparation for Habitat III – the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development starting October 17th in Quito, Equador, – AIA Europe member and Treasurer, Sandra Zettersten, AIA, attended the Habitat III Preconference in Berlin as a representative of the AIA. Over 1000 people from over 60 countries participated in the June 2016 pre-conference and compiled their recommendations as the "Berlin Recommendation" for the Quito UN Conference. The aim of UN Habitat III is to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization and to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the 1996 Istanbul Habitat Agenda. Click below to read Sandra Zettersten's conference report to the AIA.

Berlin Section Event Video Now Online

In addition to its international conference series, AIA Europe organizes regional 'section events' for members to exchange with their local professional communities. The most recent section event took place on September 2, 2016 in Berlin, Germany: a panel discussion and forum titled, "To BIM or not to BIM" organized in conjunction with ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory. AIA Europe's Germany Section Director, Gabriela Liebert, Assoc. AIA, gave the introductory remarks to the lively and well attended discussion. Click below to see the full videos and program summaries.

AIA Int'l / AIA Europe in Prague

Anticipating AIA Europe and AIA International's joint conference in Prague fall 2017, AIA International recently participated in Prague Architecture Week, held from the 26th of September through 9th of October, 2016. Steven Miller, FAIA, International Director and representative to the AIA Strategic Council, presented a lecture about smart cities in relation to the Architecture Week theme, Organic City, and AIA IR had a booth in the exhibition area promoting the design excellence and professionalism of the members of the AIA International Region. Click below to visit the Prague Architecture Week website.