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The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments. 

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RUDC 2023 Symposium, Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux

  • 1.  RUDC 2023 Symposium, Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux

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    Join us for an in-person two-day Symposium on October 19 and 20 in Washington, DC. We will delve into emerging trends, theories, and technologies that are shaping the future of regional and urban design.

    Day 1: Convening in Washington, DC, the symposium's first day will explore the future of city design through various fast-paced presentations and panel discussions.

    Day 2: The conversation will continue the symposium's second day with a series of on-site project tours and workshops throughout the Washington, DC region.

    We welcome all urban designers and thinkers, no matter your discipline or geography, to join us for this engaging and stimulating discussion. Prominent urbanists and urban designers from around the country will convene in the nation's capital to explore and discover our "Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux."

    Sponsors and Partners: This event is sponsored by the AIA Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC). Thanks to our sponsors, Gensler, HKS, Land Collective, and Gehl, and to our Partners AIA UD|DC, APA Design and Preservation Division, ASLA Potomac, and Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center at Virginia Tech.

    Registration is open! Find out more and register now at

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