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Peter Blanck presents, Inclusivity in Sustainable Design: Global Universal Design Commission – How architecture can transcend accessibility, innovate and serve all

April 22, 2021
Source: Burton Blatt Institute - Syracuse University

Monday - April 26, 2021 at 3:30 PM [Eastern]

Session in the 24-hour AIA International Region 2021 Spring Conference

Join us for a look at the essential role of inclusivity in design through the lens of innovation as we explore how the sustainable future of inclusivity embraces global universal design principles.

The highlight discussion will focus on insights, design details and a critical paradigm shift towards implementation.

  • Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission, Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D., will share the universal design principals that allow the design and development of buildings and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without the need for retrofitting or specialized design.
  • Moderator, Dr. Christine Bruckner, FAIA of M Moser Associates and past AIA IR President will introduce the essential importance of implementing inclusivity in architecture to serve all users and the importance of embracing universal design as an innovative baseline for a sustainable, vibrant, inclusive future.

"We believe that universal design can reveal new ways for making inclusion a fundamental part of your commitment to sustainability, innovation, and social responsibility" GUDC

AIA International Region 2021 Spring Conference

Architecture contributes to climate change but it is also uniquely placed to help reshape the world in which we live. How do we transform the built environment negative climate impact into a net positive one?

The AIA International Region is excited to announce a one-day virtual conference on April 26th on how the profession can move towards a sustainable future. Join us to explore how architecture can provide solutions to environmental crises, respond proactively to the call for climate action, and help create a net positive built environment for all.

Conference Format & Materials

The format of the conference is a 24-hour, around-the-clock, around-the-world virtual event. There will be a mixture of talks, building tours, and panel discussions with speakers worldwide. There will be extended Q&A to maximize audience participation.

Attendance is free and open to all, whether you are an AIA member or not. All sessions will be available on-demand for a week following the conference day. AIA members can receive continuing education credit.


You must be registered to attend the conference. Registration is free for both AIA members and non AIA members. Your registration must be complete before you watch a live event, otherwise you will not be able to continue.

AIA members will be able to obtain Continuing Education credits. The sessions are processed through AIAU, and once you successfully complete a live or on-demand course your AIA CES transcript will be updated.

The registration process will be through AIAU.

Go to: Step-by-Step Registration Instructions for AIA International Region 2021 Spring Conference

Contact for Conference Information

AIA International Region
c/o The American Institute of Architects


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