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The mission of UD|DC is to improve the quality of cities and people's lives through the engagement, promotion, and advocacy of Urban Design thinking across actors in city making.

The UD Committee explores big ideas about cities. Planning, transit, landscape, policy, architecture, and design would be common themes of regular lectures, panels, tours, and discussions.

For full details, see our committee handbook.



1. Create a Forum to engage other organizations in Urban Design.

2. Raise Public Awareness of the value of Urban Design.

3. Promote Visionary Thinking about the future of cities.

4. Advocate for Public Policy that promotes livability, spatial equity, and environmental stewardship.

5. Develop Allies among architects, planners, landscape architects, stakeholders, and policymakers.

Meetings & Events

Monthly meetings are held, virtually, from 5:30-6:30pm, via Zoom.

Please see the AIADC calendar for the Urban Design Committee's meetings and other events.