In this issue:
· Announces New SDAT Communities
· AIA, Public Architecture Partner on Pro Bono Services
· e-Calendar

AIA Announces New SDAT Communities
On 01.10.12, the AIA announced that seven communities throughout the U.S. were selected to take part in the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT), including: Augusta, GA; Austin, TX; Sipaulovi Village, AZ; South Hadley, MA; Springfield, IL; Stanwood, WA; and Wenatchee, WA. Technical assistance will be provided to the communities, representing an institutional investment in sustainable development. Click here to read more about the program.

AIA, Public Architecture Partner on Pro Bono Services
The AIA has created a new partnership with Public Architecture in support of pro bono design, encouraging architecture and design firms to participate in The 1%, a program in which firms commit a minimum of 1% of their time to pro bono services. The program also facilitates a matching service to connect firms with nonprofits seeking pro bono design services. The AIA will collaborate with Public Architecture to build a web portal to record metrics on firms’ contributions to the program and the communities they serve. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed 12.13.11 in San Francisco. Click here to read the news release.

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.