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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 >.

AIAU RUDC Fall Series Webinar - Coalitions for Equity in the Built Environment

  • 1.  AIAU RUDC Fall Series Webinar - Coalitions for Equity in the Built Environment

    Posted 10-17-2023 12:08 PM
    ⏰ Next week! You don't want to miss this!

    Tuesday, October 24 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Zoom | Free

    Join the AIA Regional & Urban Design Committee for our series exploring and defining equity and social impact in the communities we study, engage, and design to develop professional practice.

    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 inequitable 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.

    #urbandesign #infrastructure #architecture #architects #equity #continuingeducation #aia #landuseplanning #equitabledesign #socialimpact #structuralracism #redlining #redistricting #transportation #environment #zoning #building #communityengagement #displacement #segregation #gentrification #community

    Ashlee Dingler
    AIA Cincinnati