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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

Tomorrow Today

March 4, 2015
Tomorrow Today is a design studio that works with people who care about cities. In partnership with visionary patrons they develop civic labs and tools that equip citizens, inspire communities, build resilience and enhance place.

Benjamin de la Peña

March 4, 2015
Benjamin de la Peña is director of community and national strategy at the Knight Foundation. He was previously associate director of urban development at the Rockefeller Foundation.

Fischer, Sunny

March 4, 2015
Sunny Fischer is executive director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, a longtime and key funder of the impact design field, as well as co-chair of Grantmakers in Design.

Gates, Bill

March 4, 2015
Bill Gates is a co-chair of the Gates Foundation, dedicated to addressing global health, poverty, development, and education, working to fulfill the belief that every life has equal value.

Gates, Melinda

March 4, 2015
Melinda Gatesis a co-chair of the Gates Foundation, dedicated to addressing global health, poverty, development, and education, working to fulfill the belief that every life has equal value.

Hvid, Kigge

March 4, 2015
Kigge Hvid is CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life, a Danish nonprofit that confers the €500.000 INDEX Design Award, focused on developing sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.

Knighton, Maurine

March 4, 2015
Maurine Knighton is Senior Vice President and the Arts & Culture Program Director at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, focused on community-building and social justice.

Muschler, Eric

March 4, 2015
Eric Muschler is a program officer at the McKnight Foundation, focused on the design of affordable housing in the Twin Cities, and a key partner in the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute.

Starr, Kevin

March 4, 2015
Kevin Starr is managing director of the Mulago Foundation, focused on health, poverty, and conservation in the world’s poorest places by funding organizations working towards maximum social impact with the potential to go to scale.

Torres, Edwin

March 4, 2015
Edwin Torres is director of the Cultural Innovation Fund within the Rockefeller Foundation, providing crucial funding and support for New Year area arts and design organizations, while Benjamin de la Peña is associate director of urban development at the foundation.

Yates, Michelle

March 4, 2015
Michelle Yates is director of corporate social responsibility for Adobe and executive director of the Adobe Foundation, a crucial backer and partner of public interest design organizations and initiatives.

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