The national prize, which recognizes urban-focused designs and initiatives, has tapped a range of projects this year, from a DIY skate park in New Orleans to a public lighting initiative in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Rudy Bruner Award
The five 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) medalists provide powerful examples of the ability of the public sector to lead, inspire, and invest in places.
This year's award goes to the SteelStacks campus, an abandoned steel mill in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania turned mixed-use cultural and entertainment district.
The popular new public space, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is part of Mayor Emanuel’s “Building on Burnham” initiative.
A finalist for the 2017 Rudy Bruner Award, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building integrates a public school headquarters, neighborhood retail, and transit into a new community hub.
Once the site of an abandoned steel mill, the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is now a remarkable mixed-use district in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans' Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.
The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.
The finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence include an urban infill project for homeless women and children, a steel plant-turned-cultural center, and Chicago's much-lauded Riverwalk park.
Recognizing and awarding projects that show a clear passion for community and public/private partnerships.
The top five projects display a concern for healthy living, sustainable development, and overall urban excellence.
American design, planning, and development leaders consider the future of our cities
Big Ideas from the 2014 Bruner Loeb Forum in Boston
Small scale artist and community led projects inspire urban excellence
Advancing the conversation on the architecture and planning community’s involvement with communities everywhere
Two competitions underscore the value of research, innovation, and collaboration.
Neglected urban spaces unite people, skills, and communities
Via Verde, affordable housing and sustainable development
Dispatches from the field: Congo Street Initiative, Dallas
Celebrating 25 years of great urban spaces in American cities