Creating Beautiful, Just, and Resilient Places in America
Design is everywhere.
It has become clear that the events of 2020 will have deep and lasting consequences for every aspect of society including the physical environments we inhabit—our homes, our neighborhoods, and our cities. What can we learn from previous experience that can be applied to current challenges and future efforts in Boston and other cities and towns in America?
Join us as we go on the road with the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 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 design. We’ll hear from leading voices in architecture and urban design, planning and development, education and community engagement, and public policy and civic leadership.
Over the course of this 12-week lecture series, we’ll explore how people and cities across The United States are tackling tough challenges like: expanding affordable housing, addressing the impacts of climate change, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, fighting socioeconomic disparity, improving public education, investing in public spaces, leveraging arts and culture, and providing access to healthy food. We’ll consider how we can apply these ideas as we plan for the future in Boston and other cities.