November 23 2012

10 Twitter #Chats to Follow in Architecture

Twitter for ArchitectsIn today’s technological society, Twitter has become a great way for professionals in architecture, landscape design, and urban planning to frequently communicate. As a result, more and more professionals today are using the online platform to discuss topics relating to community, environment, infrastructure, and more.

Thus, twitter has become one of the best ways to connect people within various industries.

Taking advantage of twitter chats can be simple.  All people need to do is set up a free account, study helpful tips about using twitter, and start following friends, colleagues, or experts. All that remains after that is to find a chat, follow the chat rules, learn how to use the chat tools, and participate in the chat.

Here are some popular architecture twitter chats that might interest you:

  • #aiachat – (1st Wednesday of each month, 2-3:30pm EST)

Host: The American Institute of Architecture

Topic: Open dialogue among architects and other design professionals

Host: Entrepreneurs in Architecture

Topic: Discussions about business success and the practice of architecture

Host: Robert Kelly -The Olympic Delivery Authority

Topic: Weekly chat for construction project managers

  • #HGEATS – (Wednesdays @ 12 noon, 1pm EST)

Host:  UK based global monthly chat for Green Vision

Topic: Future of sustainability within the built environment

Host: Professionals in architecture, engineering, and construction

Topic: Architecture, urban planning, and design issues

  • #ABlogChat – (2nd Thursday of each month, 8pm EST)

Host: Members of Architectural Bloggers Twibe

Topic: Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Design Issues

Host: National Trust for Historic Preservation

Topic: Historic preservation in planning

  • #UrbanChat (Wednesday 2pm EST, 7pm BST, 8pm CEST)

Host: Urban Times

Topics: Discussions about city comfort – design, safety, sustainability

Host: Joe Peach, Co-Founder of This Big City

Topics: Discussions relating to issues and trends affecting cities around the world

  • #EcoWed – (Wednesday, 7-8pm PST)

Host: Various green building companies and organizations

Topic: Discussions about living more sustainable and non-toxic lives

Which twitter chats will you participate in? What architecture-related twitter chats do you participate in that are not listed here?

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Jamaal Davis

Jamaal Davis has lived in Richmond, Virginia for over 37 years, where he was born and raised. He studied Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University. His interests in urban planning began in the low-income neighborhoods of Southside Richmond, Virginia. As a result of those years, he has made it his goal to affect change in his community by changing its surroundings. His passion for planning lies in his desire to understand and change the housing conditions in low-income neighborhoods. He is currently working for a private consulting firm, but he plans on obtaining a planning position within a local government. His ultimate goal is to work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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3 Responses to “10 Twitter #Chats to Follow in Architecture”

  1. Martin Brown @fairsnape Says:

    Useful list. However can you correct the hashtag for the Green Vision UK / Global chat

    Hashtag = GVischat

    Host = Green Vision (http://ckehub.org/greenvision)

    Held monthly, led by @fairsnape

    You might also like to add:

    #TBIMchat – BIM Tweetchat hosted by ThinkBIM

    http://ckehub.org/thinkbim

    also

    #futrchat – monthly APF tweetchat looking at futures

    Hosted by @urbanverse

    Emphasis of city futures

    also

    #csrchat

    monthly tweetchat on social resposnbility, occasional focus on built environment
    hosted by @susanmcp1

    also

    #kbtribechat, weekly tweetchat for interior design
    hosted @markjohnsonfaia

    Hope useful!

    Rgds

    Martin

  2. Jamaal Davis Says:

    Thank you for the information. I will make sure that the post gets updated.

  3. Collier Says:

    Two I’m familiar with are Kitchen & Bath Chat #kbtribechat (from @kbtribechat) and Interior Designer Chat #IntDesignerChat (from @IntDesignerChat).

    (I see Martin already mention #KBTribeChat in his comment.)

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