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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.

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 >.

April Letter from the Chair - Jason Larrison, AIA

By Alison Karfeld posted 22 days ago

  

It has been a pleasure being a part of the Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) leadership these past four years and it is my honor to be the committee chair this year. The greatest enjoyment I receive comes from collaboration with my fellow committee members and other like-minded design professionals. We have been collaborating on a couple of major opportunities to engage with others this spring and I hope you will be joining us.
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For the second year in a row, RUDC member Rex Cabaniss, AIA is involved in building a panel program that qualifies for a learning unit. This year, he is moderating a panel on the changing roles downtowns, suburbs, neighborhoods, and how they impact diversity, equity, and inclusion. To build this panel, he reached out to folks with extensive experience. Dana McKinney White, AIA (Asst. Prof. of Urban Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design) and Vanessa Morrison (Interim Director for the Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma) will join Rex in the conversation. What a pleasure it is for Rex and all of us at RUDC to build these connections with thought leaders!

In June, AIA will hold its annual Conference on Architecture and Design in Washington, D.C. RUDC Vice Chair Scott Archer AIA calls DC home and is creating a panel for the RUDC Forum at AIA24. He is bringing leadership from 11th Street Bridge Park, Montgomery County Planning, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss connectivity and equity. Scott is making connections about making connections! And if you are attending AIA24, be sure to join us at the RUDC Reception; we want to connect with you!

The AIAU Panel is on Tuesday, April 30 at 2pm. The AIA24 RUDC Reception is on Thursday, June 6 at .And the AIA24 RUDC Forum is on Friday, June 7 at 10am.

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