Precedents + History

DARTs Precedents and History

DARTs build on 50 years of experience and best practices developed by the AIA’s Design Assistance Team program, as well as the process created by the APA’s more recent Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT), but revise the model to focus on climate change and resiliency. AIA’s program, the initial model for DART, builds on three pillars:


  •  multidisciplinary team approach

  •  objectivity of the team members

  •  broad, inclusive public participation and support

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