Design for Equity is a multi-course intentional meal to address racial equity in community design, and each of our own individual experiences with issues of race in our work. Over the course of the meal through participation, discussion and sharing, we will get to know each other, discuss our own personal experiences with issues of race in our community design careers, and commit to ways we can return as more active agents of greater racial equity.

Design for Equity is presented by Enterprise Community Partners in partnership with Café Momentum and the Association for Community Design. Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. Enterprise runs the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, the premier career path for social impact architecture. Applications for rewarding 3-year fellowships in community development for architects and landscape architects are now open. Learn more at  

Café Momentum is a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility that transforms young people’s lives by providing a positive environment in which at-risk youth who have spent time in juvenile facilities receive intensive culinary, job and life-skill training, as well as continued mentorship and support, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 24 Jun 2017
    • Dallas, TX

    CommUNITY: Exchange. Explore. Envision.

    As ACD turns 40, it is time to reflect back on why ACD was formed and how it is serving its members today. This year's conference will be hosting sessions that are centered around the many models of practice that inform how community-based design centers and practitioners operate. The conference will seek to advance the practice of Community Design by connecting and sharing this collective experience.

    ACD's 40th annual conference will be held in Dallas, TX on June 23rd and 24th. Register TODAY!

    Early bird registration runs through April 15th at which time Regular Pricing will be available until June 16th. Walk-up registration will be available on a limited basis based on capacity.

    Financial assistance and scholarships are available. Please contact to submit your financial assistance request.

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