The Bruner Loeb Forum was created by the Rudy Bruner Award and the Harvard Loeb Fellowship to advance creative thinking about urban placemaking. Hosted in partnership with local organizations working in cities across the United States, the forums brought together about 100 practitioners working in different fields for candid conversations about real world opportunities and challenges.
Eighteen forums took place between 2002 and 2014, each framed around a specific issue or question posed by the host organization. Each one- to two-day event included presentations, tours, and energetic discussion and exchanges of ideas, with the goal of sharing resources, fostering dialogue, and generating ideas that could be applied by people working on the ground in the community and elsewhere in America.
The following archive includes brief descriptions of each forum along with links to partner organizations and program content.
DESIGNING FOR EQUITY in Boston, MA—November 2014
with Boston Redevelopment Authority, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Enterprise Community Partners
LEGACY CITY DESIGN in Detroit, MI—November 2013
with J. Max Bond Center for the Just City and Detroit Collaborative Design Center at University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture
SENATE BILL 100: ITS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE in Portland, OR—June 2005
with the Oregon Business Association
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE ARTS in Chattanooga, TN—April 2004
with the Bessie Smith Cultural Center Chattanooga African American Museum