RUDC Symposium 2023
October 19-20 | Washington, DC
CITIES IN TRANSITION: DESIGNING FOR
A WORLD IN FLUX
11.25 LU|7 HSW (AIA), 11.25 CM (AICP), 11.25 LA CES (ASLA)
About the RUDC
This two-day symposium will delve into emerging trends, theories, and technologies that are shaping the future of regional and urban design. Convening in Washington, DC, the symposium’s first day will expand on this ambition and explore the following themes through various fast-paced presentations and panel discussions. The conversation will continue the symposium’s second day through a series of on-site project tours and workshops throughout the Washington DC region.
We welcome all urban designers and thinkers, no matter your discipline or geography, to join us for this engaging and stimulating symposium, where prominent urbanists and urban designers from around the country convene in the nation’s capital to explore and discover our Cities in Transition: Designing for a World in Flux.
The District Architecture Center
Conveniently located in the vibrant Penn Quarter area of downtown DC, DAC is just blocks away from every Metro line and within short walking distance of the Capital One Arena, Walter E. Walter Convention Center, and the city's top restaurants, museums, and hotels.
October 19, Time TBD | Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036
Please join us for a reception at Dupont Underground immediately after the program. The reception will be a combined event with the opening of the POLIS Exhibition, a celebration of urban public space design sponsored by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). Come join us to network and learn more about Europe’s prize-winning urban public spaces.
Dupont Underground is about 2 miles northwest of the District Architecture Center, easily accessible by transit or taxi/rideshare.
Created in 2014 and based on the accumulated experience of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, the “Polis” exhibition shows the best projects presented for the Prize, thematically grouped to offer a broad overview of the democratic quality of Europe’s public spaces. In 2023, under the commission of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in the US and coinciding with the Spanish presidency of the European Union, the CCCB presents a revised version of “Polis” which, on this special occasion, focuses on the best works of intervention in public space in Spain during the last twenty years. The exhibition is conceived as a journey through 25 projects showing the improvement of public spaces in Spanish cities, reflecting on globally shared challenges, and presenting solutions that contribute to more democratic cities.
RUDC Symposium REGISTRATION
Explore the future of city design through a full day of lectures and panel discussions.
Earn 7 LU|HSW (AIA), 7 CM (AICP), 7 LA CES (ASLA).
Price includes lunch and reception.
$185 Early Bird (ends Sept 5)
$225 Regular (Sept 6 - Oct 19)
$125 Student (ends Oct 19)
Discover Washington DC as your interactive learning lab.
Customize your visit, and select up to four individual tours.
Earn up to 4.25 LU (AIA), 4.25 CM (AICP), 4.25 LA CES (ASLA).
$25 Individual tours (not including lunch and happy hour)