The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized four projects with its 2020 Regional and Urban Design Awards. The Regional and Urban Design Awards recognize the best in urban design, regional and city planning and community development. A five-member jury evaluates submissions based on how well designs address environmental, social, and economic issues through sustainable strategies. This includes the ability to collect and distribute resident renewable resources and energies while enhancing quality of life and promoting social equity.
Recipients are:

  • Campau/Davison/Banglatown Neighborhood Framework Plan, Detroit: Interboro Partners, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan, New York City: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago
  • Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, New York City: swa/Balsley, New York City, and WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, New York City
  • Kabul Urban Design Framework, Kabul, Afghanistan: Sasaki, Shanghai, China

For more information, visit–urban-design.

Photo: Lucas Blair Simpson, courtesy of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill