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!
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 >.
The RUDC completed an excellent two day Symposium cum Tours on the topic "Cities in Transition. - Designing for a World in Flux" last week in DC.
The two part article about the city after office I had prepared prior to the symposium. Part 1 was already posted here. I updated the below Part 2 with some of the fresh insights and quotes from the symposium. Thanks to all that made the Symposium possible!
In the first part of this article we described the current symbiotic relation of downtown and the office and how high vacancies are hampering downtown. In this part we will show the opportunities for a flourishing city beyond the office."
What are the Mega Trends?
How does the declining attraction of the office cubicle fit into the context of other trends? Futurist Florence Gaub wrote a future report for the European Union and followed a method of "Mega -Trends" and "Catalysts" that I will loosely apply here. Let's find out what trends could provide the seed for a potential success story for the next generation of cities.
Here, in nor particular oder, are some mega trends that will shape the city in the coming decades:
READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
AIA Conference on ArchitectureAIA Contract DocsAIAUAIA FoundationAIA StoreAIA TrustTopicA
© 2023 AIA