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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

2024 COD Conferences

Arkansas

April 3-7 | 21c Hotel | Bentonville and Eureka Springs.

Connecting Cultures, Catalyzing Change: Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks. View and download the conference materials: program guidebook, key takeaways and and video.

Brazil

Thu, Oct 17 - Sat, Oct 26, 2024
Sao Paulo > Brasilia > Rio de Janerio.  Registration will open in early May.

2024 Sponsorships

Download the prospectus for Arkansas and Brazil opportunities.

Announcing the Keynote Speakers for the 2023 RUDC Symposium

  • 1.  Announcing the Keynote Speakers for the 2023 RUDC Symposium

    Posted 08-29-2023 03:01 PM

    Announcing the Keynote Speakers for the 2023 Symposium by the AIA Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community (RUDC). This year, we delve into the theme, "Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux"-examining the volatile changes affecting urban environments today. Join us on October 19-20 in Washington, DC for a dynamic two-day event featuring presentations, panel discussions, and on-site project tours.

    Visit About | RUDC Symposium 2023 to register and for more details.

    Early Bird Registration Ends September 5 – Register now and save!

    Meet Our Esteemed Keynote Speakers:

    • Jonathan Barnett, FAIA, FAICP: Urban Design Consultant & Professor of Practice Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He will discuss "Climate Response: How Can Cities Increase Their Resilience to Climate Change?"
    • Gia Biagi, Principal of Urbanism at Studio Gang: Former Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation. She will explore "Adapting for Tomorrow: How Can Public Spaces Prepare for Future Challenges?"
    • Nico Larco, AIA: Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Oregon. He will address "Tech Impact: How are Emerging Technologies Transforming Our Cities and Work?"
    • Andre Brumfield, Assoc. AIA: Cities & Urban Design Leader, Principal at Gensler. He will examine "The Urban Shift: How are Downtowns, Neighborhoods, and Suburbs Changing?"

    This event is in partnership with APA Design and Preservation Division, AIA UD|DC, ASLA Potomac, and the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) at Virginia Tech. Special thanks to our sponsors: #Gensler, #HKS, #Land_Collective, and #Gehl.

    #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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    COD Brazil conference