President CAA Rukshan Widyalankara

The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) will be celebrating 50 years at a landmark event to be held on 15th-18th June 2015 in London, hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). CAA would be having a Council Meeting, General Assembly with all its Member Organizations, and RIBA organized International Summit on ‘Designing City Resilience’.

Several dignitaries including the Secretary General of the Commonwealth will grace this occasion while HRH Prince of Wales is expected to make a video contribution to the Summit.

The 2 day Summit Designing City Resilience has been created to foster and support an international exchange of ideas between organizations, professions, sectors and city leaders, to bring world-class thinking to the current and future challenges faced by cities around the world. It brings together the key groups involved in the design and construction, development and infrastructure, city leadership and governance, insurance and finance, technology and communications of a city.

It will provide the opportunity to share ideas and formulate strategies that will enabling them to recommend and implement meaningful principles to make better cities, ones capable of coping with the stresses of mass urbanization, climate change and unexpected shocks to the system.

CAA, initiated in 1965 in Malta, is now affiliated to the Commonwealth Foundation and is an officially recognized Pan Commonwealth Professional Association based in the UK as a Registered Charity. CAA is governed by General Assembly of Member Institutes of 34 countries spanning 5 regions viz. Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) is a pioneering member of CAA.