Investing in Urban Infrastructure

Published July 27, 2018 This content is archived.

2017 Bruner award cover.

Dean Robert Shibley, and fellow 2017 Rudy Bruner Award (RBA) medalists provide powerful examples of how local leadership and investment in urban infrastructure can build and strengthen communities, catalyze economic development, and inspire civic pride in cities across America.

Case studies include:

  • SteelStacks Arts & Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, PA
    Transformation of a former steel plant into a mixed-use cultural and entertainment district
  • Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, MA
    A community-oriented, mixed-use development integrating public school headquarters, transit, meeting space, and local retail
  • Chicago Riverwalk Phases 2 & 3 in Chicago, IL
    Reclaimed waterfront that transforms the river into Chicago’s next great recreational park
  • Iberville Offsite Rehabs I & II in New Orleans, LA
    The rehabilitation of 26 scattered-site historic houses into 46 homes for low-income families
  • La Kretz Innovation Campus + Arts District Park in Los Angeles, CA
    Cleantech incubator, public utility sustainable energy education center, and neighborhood park

The RBA is a national design award that recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to America’s cities. It promotes innovative thinking about the built environment, and is intended to be a resource for anyone interested in learning about urban development. It is distinguished by its extensive application and selection process and the detailed documentation of the winners.


Jay Farbstein, PhD, FAIA 
Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA 
Danya Sherman 
Robert Shibley, FAIA, FAICP 
Richard Wener, PhD


The Bruner Foundation, Inc.

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