ASF-UK's objectives are focused on three areas: Training and Capacity Building, Live Projects and Advocacy.
Training and Capacity Building
Ensuring an understanding of the core principles behind community participation, appropriate design and sustainability becomes an integral part of the education and practice of built environment practitioners by working with universities and bodies such as RIBA and the ARB to influence the way architecture is taught; and developing accessible, online training programmes complemented by practical, hands-on workshops, and marketing these courses to ensure take-up.
Ensuring emergency and development programmes lead to appropriate built environment solutions by forging relationships with the governments, NGOs and voluntary organisations running the projects and encouraging and facilitating the involvement of architects with a people-centred and participatory approach.
Influencing policy decisions about resource allocation, participation and recognition of all citizens within political, economic and social systems and institutions to ensure a more just urban environment for all.