The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) offers a variety of programs that engage people and communities in conversation about transformative urban development and innovative approaches to critical issues facing American cities. These include in-person and virtual events, presentations, and webinars produced by the RBA, often in partnership with other organizations. The programs delve into the extraordinary process of placemaking, sharing the stories of award-winning urban development, personal experience and insight from people engaged in urban design and development in cities across America, and observations and lessons learned gleaned from the RBA’s more than three decades of exploring urban excellence.


Inspiring Design: Creating Beautiful, Just, and Resilient Places in America

Go on the road with some of America’s best thinkers on urban design to visit, discuss, and learn from award-winning places and people engaged in innovative urban development with this 14-session webinar series produced in partnership with Northeastern University.