National Academy of Environmental Design
ACSA, together with counterparts in landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, has announced a proposal to establish a National Academy of Environmental Design within the existing National Academies.
On January 8, 2008, ACSA and a coalition of education and professional organizations in architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning announced a proposal to establish a new National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED). The academy, which is proposed to be housed within the the existing National Academies, would share the academies' mission to address critical national issues and provide advice to the federal government and the public.
"The design disciplines have evidence-based knowledge and a solutions focus that can complement the work of the National Research Council," said Kim Tanzer, RA, ACSA president.
"The United States, and every country in the world, faces significant problems and opportunites related to human development. Leaders working at the highest levels of our disciplines can contribute knowledge and expertise regarding the design, construction, and maintenance of cities, landscapes, buildings, interiors, and products that affect humans and the national world."
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