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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!

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 >.

RUDC 2023: Yellow Sky, Green Roof, and People in-between.

  • 1.  RUDC 2023: Yellow Sky, Green Roof, and People in-between.

    Posted 09-24-2023 07:45 PM

    The Union Market District including its distinctive Roof Top Garden is one of 8 tours offered on Day 2 of the Symposium.

    Remember our last gathering in February 2020? Yes, just before everything went "virtual." As cities find their new rhythm, we think it's high time the RUDC family gets back to some in-person musings.<o:p></o:p>

    October 19-20 in Washington, DC - For "Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux."<o:p></o:p>

    Day 1: Dive into stimulating lectures and panel discussions. Hear from the minds reshaping urban futures, engage in rich dialogues, and yes, remember what it's like to raise your hand, not just click a "raise hand" icon.<o:p></o:p>

    Day 2: Join insightful tours across DC, diving deep into the forefront of urban design. See for yourself the innovations shaping the narrative of tomorrow's cityscapes.<o:p></o:p>

    Not yet on board? We've detailed five reasons, but honestly, a tangible reunion amidst DC's autumn hues should be persuasion enough.<o:p></o:p>

    Only 3 weeks to go! Register at This isn't just an urban dialogue; it's about rekindling connections in a world of change.<o:p></o:p>

    Steven Wilson AIA
    Gensler - Chicago
    Chicago IL
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