COMMUNITY ARCHITECTS NETWORK (CAN) is a regional network of community architects and planners, engineers, young professionals, lecturers and academic institutes in Asian countries. Established in 2010, the network has been supporting community-driven projects under the Asian Coalition for Community Action programme (ACCA) regarding people housing, city-wide upgrading, and recovery from disasters. We believe the role of community architects is to build the capacity of people, by participatory design and planning process to make people be their own solution.
Since 2010 as the network and networking started, there are 27 groups of young professionalin 17 Asian countries involving by working on participatory design and planning, city-wide mapping and surveys, seeking design solution to improve quality of life and health of community, as well as training community builders.
For more information about CAN visit their website at communityarchitectsnetwork.info