Tulane Regional Urban Design Center
The Tulane Regional Urban Design Center (TRUDC) was established with a grant from Arthur Q. Davis in the summer of 1996.
The TRUDC addresses critical issues of urban design and land use planning towards the development of a quality physical environment. The TRUDC provides institutional support to various local and regional civic officials, non-profit community groups, and other civic entities of all sizes: communities, districts, towns, and cities. Situated within Tulane University’s School of Architecture, the TRUDC conducts project-oriented research, planning ordinance & policy review; and advises clients regarding strategies for project implementation.
The primary goal of the TRUDC is to provide high quality, interdisciplinary, urban design capability. It serves as an independent catalyst for anticipating, exploring, and helping to resolve critical development issues facing cities around the globe. The work of the TRUDC expands the body of knowledge about urban design in general and urban design issues in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region in particular.
Projects undertaken by the TRUDC range from the Mayors’ Institute on City Design South to local and regional non-profit design work for entities including the City of New Orleans, community action groups, and regional municipalities such as Covington and Mandeville, Louisiana and Biloxi, Natchez, and Moss Point, Mississippi.
To learn more about the TRUDC, visit www.trudc.com.