This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Housing Knowledge Community on AIA KnowledgeNet.
This session will consider the complex, collaborative process of placemaking and the economic, environmental and social aspects of design. It will examine emerging trends in the development of urban projects and impact on communities. The session will also explore the value of public interest initiatives and projects in fostering innovation and shaping the future of affordable housing.
Founded in 1987, the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates urban places distinguished by quality design and their contributions to the social and economic vitality of our nation's cities. Anne-Marie Lubenau, AIA, will provide a brief overview of the award and the five projects that received the 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence including: six houses in Dallas, a 222-unit affordable housing project in the Bronx, a 7,300 square foot restaurant and food training facility in Chicago, an 85-acre waterfront park in Louisville and a 3.5-acre arts campus in Providence. She will discuss the themes that emerged from selection committee discussions that highlight new thinking about urban development and design. Karen Kubey, director of the Institute for Public Architecture, and Tara Siegel, Sustainable Housing and Community Design Consultant, will discuss the New Housing New York Initiative which led to the development of 2013 RBA Silver Medalist Via Verde, its impact ion affordable housing development, and contributions to public interest and urban design.
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