Actionable Knowledge: A Research Synthesis Project for Affordable Housing Design Practice

Dec 10, 2008

To set a direction for moving towards actionable knowledge, this paper advocates for a professional approach towards the production and preservation of affordable housing that incorporates evidence-informed design practice in fostering healthy, livable environments that reflect long-term economic and social value for residents and the communities in which they live. The first section of this paper addresses the question, to what extent could evidence-informed practices be situated within the affordable housing design profession? The second section further addresses this question by considering one strategy – Research Synthesis – and describes a particular project being developed.

Sherry Ahrentzen, Ph.D. (Arizona State University)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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