Regional and Urban Design

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About RUDC

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.

AIAU Courses

Hidden Cities: Shaping Public Health
Earns 1 LU / HSW / RIBA

Energy Modeling for All: 2030 Commitment for Small Firms
Earns 1 LU / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

Net-Zero Water Buildings and EcoDistricts
Earns 1 LU / HSW / RIBA

Building Resilient Communities
Earns 1.0 LU / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

Learn more.

AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design 

The program recognizes distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, city planning, and community development. The awards identify projects and programs that contribute to the quality of the urban environment. 

Interested in submitting? View the Call for Entries details and look for the next round in summer 2017.

View Past Recipients: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013. Visit our new history page to search all past Honor Award recipients.


  • 6/28 - The Architect’s Guide to Managing Risk on Residential Construction Project

    Date: Tuesday, June 28
    Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
    Cost: $0
    Credits: 1 AIA LU

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AIA Center for Communities by Design

There’s a reason you became an architect. It wasn’t just about buildings. It was about people; it was about making communities more livable.

We welcome members who are committed to healthy, safe, and sustainable communities.

• Share your vision with like-minded AIA members
• Assist citizens and community leaders to improve their community's quality of life through design
• Access resources and form relationships to build your career

Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams (R/UDATs)
Program Homepage  |  List of Reports

Sustainable Design Assessment Teams (SDATs)
Program Homepage  |  List of Reports

Learn more about this related AIA group on the Center's webpage.

Latest Discussions

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