Designing for Impact: Community Presentation

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April 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Designing for Impact: Community Presentation
Saturday, April 24, 10am

Presented by AIA Houston and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), in partnership with the City of Houston’s Complete Communities Initiative.

After engaging in a community workshop with residents, partners, and leaders from the ten Complete Communities, design teams will share their ideas and concepts to community residents and the public.

This virtual event is open to all.

Acres Homes, Alief-Westwood, Fort Bend, Gulfton, Kashmere Gardens, Magnolia Park - Manchester, Near Northside, Second Ward, Sunnyside and Third Ward.

Complete Communities works to improve Houston’s historically underserved neighborhoods by enhancing quality services and amenities through attracting private capital investment. The Complete Communities approach involves working closely with the residents of communities to understand their needs, identify new and existing community projects and opportunities, and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with partners across the city.

Participants attended the kickoff panel discussion to learn more about the Complete Community initiative, the featured communities, community-led design strategies, and the anchor projects.

Complete Communities focuses on capital projects and strategic programming that eliminate structural barriers and improve the quality of life for Houston’s most vulnerable populations. The most significant outcome for the major anchor projects is to correct historic underinvestment (i.e., redlining) that remains evident in Complete Communities neighborhoods to this day.  The projects will serve as a catalyst to attract new development and expand resources throughout the area.