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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.

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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 >.

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2023 RUDC Symposium, Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux – TECH PANEL

  • 1.  2023 RUDC Symposium, Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux – TECH PANEL

    Posted 09-17-2023 03:06 PM

    Mark your calendars for the RUDC 2023 Symposium in Washington, DC, October 19th-20th. Our theme this year, "Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux," delves into the modern shifts and breakthroughs shaping the form of cities and the practice of urban design. 

    Our TECH panel will examine how emerging technologies are transforming our cities and work. The discussion will focus on the role of emerging technologies, from smart cities and autonomous vehicles to drone delivery, in reshaping urban planning. Panelists will discuss the significant influence of tools like AI and parametric design on the future trajectory of design and urban evolution.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

    - Nico Larco, AIA, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Oregon

    PANELISTS:

    - Agustin Chambard, Architect and Urban Designer, KGP Design Studio

    - Marleen Kay Davis, FAIA, Professor, University of Tennessee

    - James Blackwood, CRO, Giraffe Technology Pty. Ltd.

    - Anand Rajagopal, Senior Manager, Machine Learning at Autodesk

    MODERATOR:

    - Nathan Ogle, AIA LEEDap, RUDC 2023 Chair, Founder, TRACTORgreen

    For more details and to register, visit www.rudc-symposium.com.

    Earn up to 11.25 CE's (AIA, AICP, ASLA).

    This event is hosted by the AIA Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community Leadership Group and Urban Design Knowledge Community (RUDC). Gratitude to our partners APA Design and Preservation Division (APA Des-Pres), AIA UD|DC, ASLA Potomac, and Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center WAAC at Virginia Tech.

    Thanks also to our generous sponsors: #gensler#hks#land_collective, and #gehl.

    Engage with us and the broader community: #AIA #RUDC #RUDC2023 #uli #APA #aicp #asla #UrbanDesign #cityplanning #citydesign #ClimateResponse #Sustainability #PublicSpaces #SmartCities #ResilientInfrastructure #EmergingTechnologies #UrbanPlanning #WashingtonDC #vtech.



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    Steven Wilson AIA
    Gensler - Chicago
    Chicago IL
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  • 2.  RE: 2023 RUDC Symposium, Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux – TECH PANEL

    Posted 09-19-2023 11:12 AM

    I will be there, looking forward to it! Kudos for setting this up!



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    [Klaus] Philipsen FAIA
    Archplan Inc. Philipsen Architects
    Baltimore MD
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  • 3.  RE: 2023 RUDC Symposium, Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux – TECH PANEL

    Posted 09-19-2023 11:32 AM

    Excellent Klaus. Look forward to seeing you there!



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    Steven Wilson AIA
    Gensler - Chicago
    Chicago IL
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