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Green innovation for a healthy urban economy

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Urban Design Idea Competition
Genre Sustainability
Country United States
RegDeadline 15 February 2008 GoogleCal iCal
15 February 2008 (Must be postmarked)
Eligibility All

Think locally. Here's your chance to envision a mixed-use neighborhood with healthy, symbiotic relationship between the land, the people and the businesses. Imagine ways to encourage locally owned businesses to replace chain stores. Our intention is to create physical, social and fiscal wealth for the community.
The most attractive plans will propose an urban area where buildings are made of sustainable materials and retailers sell different types of products, maybe in new and different ways.
Ideally, everyone will benefit from this influx of business: families, the businesses themselves, and the environment.

How can local businesses thrive, along with families, neighborhoods and communities? How can we share our gifts and talents to meet our everyday needs? Re:Store is looking for ideas to make transactions as good for the soul as they are for the wallet. How can all trade be fair trade? How can we find healthier ways to make exchanges in urban settings? More than just rethinking how we buy, Re:Store is about rethinking what we’ve bought into about commerce. It’s time that ideas were the true currency. Re:Store is your chance to make change.

Opportunities to educate the residents about the materials in the building
What kinds of new products might be introduced, how might they be made, and of what
The more diverse an ecosystem is, the stronger it is
What types of green businesses are a good fit for a sustainable community
The average item on a grocery shelf traveled over 1800 miles to get there

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)

Competition Type
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

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.

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

Online Exhibition and Winner Announcement: February 15, 2008

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