Re:Connect

Result

Top 3 Winning entries

The Wall-less Mart
Matt Hall, Shane Elliott, Chris Melander

Pohe Island
Environmental Centre
Scott McKenzie

farming [PARK]
Austin Tragni

More information and winning entries...

Overview

Urban Planning for people and place

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International Urban Design Idea Competition
Genre Community, Urban
Country United States
Registration Deadline 1 June 2008 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 June 2008 (Must be Postmarked) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Reach out. Take hold. The character of a neighborhood is a reflection of the people who live there. When people feel connected to a place, they feel more connected to one another. The community becomes an extended family and life more meaningful. Thus, we're looking for urban planning approaches where revamped environments bring current residents together, particularly families. This is a chance to repair the essential relationships between social work, nature and urban infill with ideas that value humanistic thinking and imagination over bulldozers. Ponder the kinds of structures and landscapes that typically exist in run-down areas and transform them into eco-wise spaces that make life better. How might you overcome the inevitable resistance to change, and harness the community's human resources? Introducing eldercare and childcare programs or sustainable landscaping with useable harvests might be just what's needed. The best plans, no matter their originality or scale, will aim to positively affect neighboring blocks as well.

Jury
We are currently forming our jury panel and will post their bios in the coming weeks.
Advisor: Eric Corey Freed (architect, recognized pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture)

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Prize
The prize for each of the three finalists is $2,000
7 honorable mentions will be prizes in categories determined by the jury and will not include a cash prize.

Entry Fee
$25 (usd)
Administering Sponsor may provide further details regarding the formatting of entries following registration.

Entries
Digital data (pdf, jpeg, tiff, or giff format and no larger than 5mb) and an approx. 100-200 word essay

Timetable
Online Exhibition and Winner Announcement: June 30, 2008

Promoter
Urban Revision, LLC

Official Website
http://www.urbanrevision.com/