The 2007 winners engage our most challenging urban issues including how to stimulate investment in the places we all know and love the best, our neighborhoods.

Building Sustainable Neighborhoods: the 2007 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence includes detailed case studies and lessons learned about the winning projects including:

  • The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
    A cultural center and family district that promotes creativity and collaboration
  • Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston, Massachusetts
    A center promoting youth arts and entrepreneurship
  • Columbus Circle and Public Plaza in New York, New York
    A redesigned historic traffic circle and transit hub featuring a new public plaza
  • Crossroads Project and Marsupial Bridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    A pedestrian infrastructure project linking communities and reclaiming “leftover” public space
  • High Point Redevelopment Project in Seattle, Washington
    Reinvention of outdated low-income housing into a new, sustainable, mixed-income community
  • LA Design Center in Los Angeles, California
    Showrooms, gallery, and event space promoting a local furniture and design district

Lessons Learned themes include:

  • (Re)connecting Neighborhoods
  • Sustainable Development
  • New Approaches to the Public/Private/Nonprofit Partnerships
  • Rebuilding Excellence in Post-Industrial Cities