JOANNA FRANK President & CEO, Center For Active Design Presenting the national debut
of Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines

The Center for Active Design (CfAD) announced the publication of the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a landmark resource demonstrating that well-designed and well-maintained public spaces can be a force for the civic wellbeing of our communities. The Assembly Guidelines capture the culmination of four years of research and collaboration—with input from 200+ studies, 50+ cities, and dozens of expert advisors—to provide a checklist for action to design public spaces that support civic life.
The City of Charlotte has been a leading contributor to this work, and multiple local planning, design, and placemaking initiatives are featured in this groundbreaking Assembly publication. In celebration of this remarkable collaborative achievement, Charlotte is pleased to host the CfAD team for “The Case for Great Neighborhood Space”—a series of events scheduled for June 28-30 as part of the Building Community speaker series. The Assembly Guidelines and the Building Community series are both generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.