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About RUDC

The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) aims to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment. This will be achieved through its member and public education, in concert with allied community and professional groups.

AIA/RUDC Monthly Newsletter


January: Midsize City Transportation + Louisville SDAT + Tactical Urbanism


November: The Divided City + How Food Became the Ferment of Urbanity

October: Should Cities Sell Their Assets?

September: Do Architects Have Social Responsibility?

August: What is Bus Rapid Transit?

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AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design 

The program recognizes distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, city planning, and community development. The awards identify projects and programs that contribute to the quality of the urban environment. 

Interested in submitting? View the 2016 Call for Entries details and look for the 2017 Call for Entries in summer 2016.

View Past Recipients: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013. Visit our new history page to search all past Honor Award recipients.

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AIA Center for Communities by Design

There’s a reason you became an architect. It wasn’t just about buildings. It was about people; it was about making communities more livable.

We welcome members who are committed to healthy, safe, and sustainable communities.

• Share your vision with like-minded AIA members
• Assist citizens and community leaders to improve their community's quality of life through design
• Access resources and form relationships to build your career

Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams (R/UDATs)
Program Program Homepage
List List of Reports

Sustainable Design Assessment Teams (SDATs)
Program Program Homepage
List List of Reports

Learn more about this related AIA group on the Center's webpage. Tip: Stay connected: You can join the CxD group in the same place as the RUDC.

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