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The Committee on the Environment (COTE®) is an AIA Knowledge Community working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.

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Announcing the Keynote Speakers for the 2023 RUDC Symposium

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

    Posted 09-18-2023 12:55 PM
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    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.

    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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    Nathan Ogle AIA
    TRACTORgreen | 12CHC | Design Management
    Chair, Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Community
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