The following articles and papers offer insight gleaned from more than three decades of inquiry into urban development by the Rudy Bruner Award. They include articles written by the RBA and about the RBA by others that highlight its methodology and contributions to discourse about the role of design in cities.

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Creating Excellent Urban Places: Learning from the Rudy Bruner Award

How do we create excellent urban places? This paper discusses the value of the RBA as tool for critical evaluation and the themes that emerged from 30 years of investigation into the complexity of urban placemaking.

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Articles

Urban Placemaking: Building Equity by Design

This article discusses how investments in “urban infrastructure” as part of RBA medalists SteelStacks Arts & Cultural Campus and the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building are fostering equity, health, and socio-economic vibrancy in Bethlehem (PA) and Boston. 1.0 AIA CEU LUs available.

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Papers

Creating Excellent Urban Places: Learning from the Rudy Bruner Award

How do we create excellent urban places? This paper discusses the value of the RBA as tool for critical evaluation and the themes that emerged from 30 years of investigation into the complexity of urban placemaking.

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Returning to the River: Reclaiming American Waterfronts for the Public Realm

This paper explores how RBA medalists Falls Park on the Reedy, Providence River Relocation, and Chicago Riverwalk—helped the cities of Greenville (SC), Providence (RI), and Chicago rediscover, reclaim, and reconnect to their waterfronts.

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Blog

Rudy Bruner Award Blog

The RBA blog offers a detailed look at the award selection process, site visits, case studies from past award winners, and highlights from recent public programming in Metropolis Magazine.