Cities and communities are increasingly the level of government where scalable change and policy innovation happen.
In response, the Advocacy Committee identifies, explores and advocates for issues that impact the built environment in southwestern PA. The group is both a local version for the type of advocacy that happens in Harrisburg, and a more homegrown effort, building relationships and fostering partnerships with local legislators, the Mayor’s Office, community development groups, institutions, and media outlets, among others.
AIA Pittsburgh’s Advocacy Committee focuses on three areas:
- representing members in professional matters within our local community
- understanding how architects can contribute to quality of life issues in our city
- interfacing with AIA’s national and state advocacy agendas.
The Advocacy Committee advocates to promote architects, architecture and a sustainable, healthy and safe built environment in western PA through legislative action at the National, State and local levels.
The Advocacy Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 4pm.