The Bruner Foundation / Rudy Bruner Award

A Biennial Award That Illuminates the Complex Process of Urban Placemaking and Advances the Conversation on Making Cities Better



360 Degree Consulting


An ongoing, integrated outreach initiative incorporating new outlets, tools, and digital resources to promote the Rudy Bruner Award, including: a Metropolis magazine content series for ongoing exposure; expansion of media targets and local market outreach; media pitch development; website updates; social media integration; award ceremony and exhibit ideas; repurposing of content for RBA case study books



boost awareness of the venerable award among key target audiences, encouraging entries while “advancing the conversation about making cities better” among design professionals, educators, students, and the general public



entries nearly doubled in the first partnership cycle, media coverage doubled by the second cycle

“For four cycles of our biennial Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), Debra has provided consulting on strategy; media targeting, content, and outreach; blog creation, development, and promotion; and supporting program and event concepts. She continually presents fresh ideas and approaches that advance our thinking, and identifies opportunities to leverage our communications for optimum results. She has elevated awareness of and response to RBA in numerous ways, helping to ensure the quality of award submissions and improve the visibility of the program nationwide.”
—Anne-Marie Lubenau, Director, AIA, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence at the Bruner Foundation


Photos: Chicago Riverwalk ©Christian Phillips, Iberville House ©Kronberg Wall