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Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

The Restoration Institute

March 4, 2015
The Restoration Institute works to expand the market for the natural, built, and socioeconomic restoration economies through research and publicizing its designed solutions.

Hamer Center for Community Design

March 4, 2015
The Hamer Center serves as a laboratory for community partnerships that integrate socio-economic and environmental conscious resolution to design and planning problems. Through research, analysis, documentation, community empowerment, and a dedicated student body, they hope to achieve this goal.

Urban Imprint

March 4, 2015
Urban Impact was founded on the premise that there was a need for a different kind of recycling company -- one that sets new standards of personal service, cost containment, and customized recycling programs.

Experimental Station

March 4, 2015
The Experimental Station is working to build independent cultural infrastructure on the South Side of Chicago


March 4, 2015
Rebar is an interdisciplinary studio operating at the intersection of art, design and ecology. Their mission is to create objects, spaces and ideas that inspire people to re-imagine the environment and our place in it.

Studio For Urban Projects

March 4, 2015
Studio for Urban Projects is an art and design practice that seeks to advance civic engagement and further public dialogue. Their inter-disciplinary and research-based projects aim to provoke change by re-framing our perceptions of the city and physically transforming elements of the built environment.

Centre for City Ecology

March 4, 2015
The Centre for City Ecology enables community members to create shared, realistic visions for livable, lively, resilient neighbourhoods by pairing them with practitioners, planners, architects, urban designers, and others, so that they themselves are able to articulate and advance those notions whenever appropriate.

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