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Urban Excellence: Sustaining Urban Places in an Era of Social Distancing

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

This panel discussion addresses challenges the coronavirus pandemic will have on the mixed-use sites that are hallmarks of urban density.

Exploring Urban Excellence: Sustaining Vibrant Urban Places in an Era of Social Distancing

Thursday, July 16 at 12:00pmCDT

AIA/CES Credit Available: 1LU

Sponsored by the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence in partnership with the Association of Architecture Organizations and the Chicago Architecture Center.

Bringing people, ideas, goods and services together are hallmarks of urban life. So how are places designed with that in mind adapting to the challenges—both immediate and prolonged—of the current pandemic? In this panel, we’ll discuss how designers, developers, and managers of mixed-use developments in cities across the United States are responding and the long-term implications for creating and maintaining healthy, welcoming, and inclusive urban places.


Kimberly Driggins, Executive Director, Washington Housing Conservancy

Tom Kasznia, Principal, Corporate, Commercial and Civic Global Practice Leader, Perkins and Will

Ted Landsmark, Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University

Frank Monterisi, Chief Operating Officer, Related Midwest

Todd Richardson, President, Crosstown Concourse Redevelopment Cooperative and Co-founder, Crosstown Arts


Anne-Marie Lubenau, Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence


General Public $8

FREE for CAC, RBA, and AAO Members