Why join ACD? 

In addition to supporting an organization whose mission you believe in, ACD membership comes with many benefits!


Find your people

  • Build your network of practitioners who are committed to racial justice

  • Join us for special members-only Social Situations

Learn together

  • Access annual conference offerings (discounts, training preferences, etc)

  • Member-only workshops & special trainings 

  • Conference sessions, workshops, and webinar recordings available online for members only


Design with communities 

  • Free download of research (very soon)

  • Access a database of community design tools (coming up)


Membership Types

Individual and Student Membership

For practitioners and students, this membership offers you the ability to vote on official ACD business and to become a member of the Board of Directors. You can choose to be listed in the membership directory. We offer reduced fees for students.

Organizational Membership

For firms and design centers, this membership offers you the five voting seats on official ACD business. We are seeking input into additional offerings for this category of membership. If you have ideas or are interested in collaborating with us on this, please reach out to us at info@communitydesign.org.

Sustaining Membership

Monthly support for ACD without the need for renewal reminders or tracking your membership term. This option supports the financial health of ACD and allows us to provide more benefits to our members.

Annual Membership

Single contribution each year. Annual Memberships do not renew automatically. ACD provides a discounted rate for students.


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