The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) participates in local, national, and international forums that engage people and communities in conversation about transformative urban development and innovative approaches to critical issues facing American cities.


ACSA Pittsburgh 4th Annual Housing & Community Development Workshop

Avenues of Exchange: Professionals, Researchers, and Communities Building the Equitable City is the 4th annual ACSA/AIA interactive workshop expanding exchanges between housing and community development educators and practitioners. Avenues of Exchange is a program of ACSA and the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, presented in partnership with AIA Pittsburgh, ULI Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation



EDRA50 Brooklyn – Sustainable Urban Environments 

The Bruner Foundation sponsored a welcome reception at the 50th gathering of Environmental Design Research Association, which invites researchers and practitioners to come together with a shared belief in shaping urban design and changing environmental behavior at the global scale.


Carnegie Mellon University – Designing for a Commons Transition 

The symposium at Carnegie Mellon University brings together diverse perspectives exploring the role and responsibility of architecture and urban design in the struggle for more pluralistic, radically democratic and just cities. At a time of Pittsburgh’s renewed growth, the commons perspective urges us to revisit the city's community design legacy, and explore how it might be reinvigorated in the face of rising inequity.


Advancing the Conversation About Making Cities Better: Expanding the Bruner Loeb Forum Partnership

RBA staff engaged Loeb Fellowship alumni in conversation about how the organization might better leverage its resources – winners, case studies, and constituency – and the Bruner Loeb Forum partnership to help practitioners tackling 21st century issues.