About the Conference:

The Association for Community Design's Annual Conference brings together university faculty, students, design professionals, community members, firms, nonprofits and local government representatives to facilitate dialogue on the intersection of community design, equity, and environmental justice while also sharing unique perspectives from the host city which changes every year. By building skills, honing cross-disciplinary techniques, and openly examining on-the-ground experiences we deepen and amplify our impact. 

Conference Tracks:

  • Equity: Systems of oppression and inequity disproportionately impact Communities of Color.  How can community design actively work to build power and offset barriers to make more just places?
  • Engagement: Young people and vulnerable communities are valuable assets not often included in community decisions. What are ways to include these groups in design and community activism?

  • Resilience: In the face of adversity, our neighborhoods continue to bounce back. How do cultural heritage and people, as well as environmental conditions, impact a place’s ability to persevere?

  • Innovation: The practice of community design continues to evolve on large and small scales. What are alternative approaches to our practice that catalyze change?


About our Hosts:

Delta Design Build Workshop



Call for proposals open until  April 15, 2019. More information can be found at 2019_ACD_RFP_Website Update.pdf

Apply to present here: https://goo.gl/forms/ILzHJ9vJSbDrJEre2


Conference Locations: Details Coming Soon!


Conference Registration: Coming Soon!



Greenwood is a 2-hour drive from the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers Airport (JAN) in Jackson, MS or Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Memphis, TN. Both airports offer rental car options. Amtrak stops in both Jackson and Memphis also link directly to Greenwood, although the airports and Amtrak stops are only accessible by car (both airports allow Uber and Lyft).

Amtrak stops directly in Greenwood on the historic "City of New Orleans" line. We recommend this route if at all possible. Board in Chicago for dinner and breakfast before your arrival or catch the train in New Orleans for an afternoon ride through various ecosystems. The train has numerous other stops in towns and smaller cities.

As we approach the conference, a rideshare spreadsheet will be available for attendees to connect and carpool.


Hotel Accommodations:

Blocks in two hotels have been reserved for conference attendees. To book, call the hotel directly and mention the ACD Conference. Both hotels will have a variety of room types blocked off.

The Alluvian Hotel in downtown Greenwood is approximately a 2-3 minute walk to the Historic Elks Lodge. The Hampton Inn is on Highway 82, the main highway that runs through Greenwood, and is a short 5-7 minute drive from the Historic Elks Lodge.

The Alluvian Hotel

318 Howard Street

Greenwood, MS 38930

662-453-2114 or toll-free at 1-866-600-5201


The Hampton Inn

1815 Highway 82 West

Greenwood, MS 38930



Contact information:

If you have any questions, please contact aoneill@communitydesign.org