Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • Forget the EPA Ruling - Gas Cars Will be Obsolete by 2025   No matter that EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to   roll back   the phase Corporate Average Fuel Economy ( CAFE ) standards of 2015 which   require  fleet gas consumption to be cut ...

  • Announcing Blueprint for Better Communities and webinar (April 3) At Grassroots, AIA's annual leadership event, in San Diego earlier this month, 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA, announced a new initiative: Blueprint for Better Communities. ...

  • How should developers and cities prepare for the future of transportation?   "Everybody talks about the future of transportation - we don't." One is tempted to think that is developers adaptation of the nineteen-seventies slogan of the German ...

  • The letter a few days ago from Ann McCorvey asked if the tiny homes proposed for the chronically homeless in our city would be on lots donated by the City, who would own them?  This is an interesting discussion, and I hope some reader can help us with ...

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  • In 1968, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. delivered an historic address to the American Institute of Architects. He challenged the profession to enfranchise all citizens in the conversations about cities and work toward a more inclusive professional ...

  • How can architects and mayors work together to plan for stronger communities? View these short clips below to hear from some of the participants at Civic I/O, a meeting of mayors at SXSW that invited architects to join their conversations.   Stephen ...

  • In 2007, Dubuque, Iowa hosted a Sustainable Design Assessmyent Team (SDAT) to look at a number of issues ranging from smart growth and sustainable development to stormwater management and flood mitigation. Ten years later, the city is seeing the outcomes ...

  • From March 9-13th, the Center for Communities by Design conducted "Reimagine Dublin One," a design assistance project with a joint European and American team. The 4-day process involved over 200 people and produced an 80-page final report with ...

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 John F. Kennedy And Urban Policies From our current 21st century vatage point with euphoria about millennials flocking back to cities, streetcars, bicycling, walkability and everything else that ...