The Bruner-Loeb Forum is a partnership between the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and the Loeb Fellowship Program that brings together distinguished practitioners from across the country to advance creative thinking about placemaking in American cities. Hosted in partnership with organizations working in cities across the country, Forums are designed to initiate local and national dialogue, share resources, and foster new approaches to issues facing the urban environment.
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
Founded in 1987 by the Bruner Foundation, 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 between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities.
The Loeb Fellowship Program, established in 1970 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design offers a sabbatical year to practitioners working to improve the built and natural environment. Fellows are drawn from many of the design professions including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design journalism, the arts and community development. Its founder, John Loeb, believed that a core group of committed professionals could have a significant impact far beyond their numbers on American cities.