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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 >.

How we could wate less time in a car and help the climate at the same time

  • 1.  How we could wate less time in a car and help the climate at the same time

    Posted 09-19-2023 11:10 AM

    How we could waste less time in a car and help the climate at the same time 

    Transportation is the #1 polluter
     [...] transportation accounts for 29% of America's emissions, more than any other sector. (EPA)

    The transportation blues.: The largest share of GHG 2021 (Statistica)
    Whatever efficiencies transportation has achieved in past decades, they get eaten up by additional demand. Thus transportation remains a problem child when it comes to climate change.  Climate Week in New York and another record hot year seem to be as good a reason as any to take a closer look how transportation's share on greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

    In a recent Zoom call Maryland transportation, equity and environment advocates discussed the Maryland Climate Pathway Report which deals with Maryland"s policies to meet Greenhouse Gas reduction targets. The group coordinated what should go into a response letter that deals with the transportation element 

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE which discusses the range of options for reducing transporation GHG



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    [Klaus] Philipsen FAIA
    Archplan Inc. Philipsen Architects
    Baltimore MD
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