The team leader and AIA National Staff have selected a multidisciplinary team of nine professionals who will visit Healdsburg for three (SDAT) intense, productive days. After viewing both the study area and the surrounding community and listening to the concerns and ideas of residents, interested groups, and community leaders, the team will prepare a summary presentation of its findings that is presented in a public meeting on the last day. This presentation will occur on August 15, at 6PM, in the Healdsburg High School Gymnasium.
The SDAT visit combines multidisciplinary expertise with highly interactive, participatory public involvement processes to condense normal planning tasks (which typically take months) into a three-day period. The intense process and compressed schedule allows the community to capitalize on SDAT information quickly and build momentum for implementation of its plan. The SDAT includes the delivery of a formal report and recommendations as well as a follow up assessment. The final report is typically provided approximately two to four months after the team visit (SDATs), and is provided to the community in electronic form as well as posted to the AIA website.