Faculty: Anne Tate

Biography

Professor Anne Tate is the Founder of City-State, the Urban Design Lab at RISD, dedicated to linking imagination to capacity by bringing the creative design and research of RISD and Brown University to public policy and private development partnerships. Her current project, Urban Eden, illustrates what our cities could be like if we were to build in partnership with nature. She has lectured at RISD, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton.

A pioneer in sustainable planning for twenty years, Anne served in 2003-2004 as Special Advisor on Sustainable Development in the Office for Commonwealth Development in Massachusetts, which combined the executive offices of Environment, Energy, Housing and Transportation. She led two signature efforts of OCD, the Sustainable Development Principles and the Transit Oriented Development Initiative. With Doug Foy, she negotiated the settlement that unlocked development for 145 acres of prime waterfront land in Somerville MA. She now serves on the steering committee for the long-term plan for Somerville.

She was awarded the AIA Young Architects Award for Community Service and first place in the Progressive Architecture design competition for affordable housing.

Anne is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Anne Tate

Anne Tate

Professor
atate@risd.edu
401-454-6281

  • BA, Princeton University
  • MARCH, Harvard University

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Courses
  • ARCH-21ST
    ADVANCED STUDIO
  • ARCH-2198
    DEGREE PROJECT
  • ARCH-1519
    DP SEM: RETHINKING GREEN URBANISM
  • ARCH-2108
    URBAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES
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