Regional Urban Design Committee (RUDC)


Mission Statement

We aim to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment. This will be achieved through AIA member and public education, in concert with allied community and professional groups.


Vision Statement

We aspire… to achieve social justice in practice and design by eliminating barriers and unconscious bias, and by creating the most equitable, diverse, and inclusive place to practice architecture in the country for all identities.

We ultimately aspire to… not need to exist.


  1. Educate
    a. Provide education opportunities to create urgency around the importance of diversity.
    b. Help members discover how to convert equitable practices into design principles that benefit the experience of the built environment for all identities.
  1. Foster Communication
    a. Provide resources to spark conversations within firms, between individuals, in the community, and across disciplines.
    b. Help members question norms by providing tools to disrupt the profession and practice
    c. Be a source of current, national and local conversations
  2. Listen and Learn
    a. Provide a platform for listening and learning
    b. Continue research efforts by collecting/synthesizing hard data, seek trends, and uncover barriers for all identities


have the application linked

info for Liaisons to distribute

like a landing page for the current liaisons and resource for those interested


Board Liaison: Fabian Bedne, Assoc. AIA

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AIA MID TN Resources


Community and Industry Resources

  • other nonprofits doing this work, both locally and nationally
  • individuals (speakers, architects) who advocate for this work
  • AIA National RUDC website

Upcoming Events

july, 2024

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