Regional and Urban Design Committee

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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. Join us!

2024 Symposium

The 2024 symposium will be held in Indianapolis, IN in November. Stay tuned for dates and location. Registration will open in July.

2024 Prospectus

RUDC has sponsorship opportunities for its 2024 events. See the 2024 RUDC Prospectus to for an option that fits your firm or company.

2023 RUDC Symposium

The RUDC Symposium, held in Washington, DC October 19-20, covered emerging trends, theories, and technologies that are shaping the future of regional and urban design. Watch the engaging highlight and speaker videos >.

RUDC panels

By Alison Karfeld posted 09-12-2023 04:02 PM


AIA RUDC will bring four virtual panels with continuing education learning units in 2023. Join us for our series exploring and defining equity and social impact in the communities we study, engage, and design to develop professional practice.

The third panel, “Coalitions for Equity within the Built Environment,” will be held October 24, 2023, from 1-2:30pm, ET. Redlining and blockbusting have been outlawed for over 50 years. However, in contemporary transportation and environmental design, zoning and building practices, as well as community engagement implementation, we continue to see its systemic and harmful legacy through “seen” and “unseen” inequitable practices. This panel seeks to identify how these practices are leading to greater displacement and residential segregation due to gentrification for historically vulnerable communities, while also discussing what plans of action we need to take in designing more equitable cities across scale.

Interested in attending the free live session? The registration link for the AIA University (AIAU) platform will be coming soon, via our October newsletter and LinkedIn page. Stay tuned!