Dust to Dust: Redesigning Urban Life in Healthy Soils

We invite concepts for urban designs, planning approaches, and concrete interventions that could be implemented in real-life situations.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Sustainability, Urban
Country London, UK
Registration Deadline 16 May 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 9 May 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
dust to dust: redesigning urban life in healthy soils is an urban design ideas competition. We invite concepts for urban designs, planning approaches, and concrete interventions that could be implemented in real-life situations. Successful design ideas will be exhibited to inform and inspire greater sustainability in future urban design and development, accounting for a close relationship between urban life and soil ecosystem services.
dust to dust will operate as a charrette. Teams can apply by submitting an outline idea using this website to compete for a place on this intensive workshop. The following pages present precisely what we are looking for and what is involved.

Jury
Professor Peter Gregory, the Chair of the Science Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society
Dr Matthew Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at the Prince’s Foundation, and a Senior Associate Tutor at the University of Oxford on the Sustainable Urban Development programme
Dr Christian Isendahl, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg
Dr Peter Kellett, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at the University of Newcastle
Lisa Law, an Associate Professor in Urban Geography and Director of the Tropical Urbanism and Design Lab at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia
Henrietta Palmer, Deputy Scientific Director of MISTRA Urban Futures and an architect and Professor of Urban Design at Chalmers University of Technology
Julia Stegemann, Professor of Environmental Engineering at University College London
Dr Benjamin Vis, a Research Fellow at the University of Kent
Prof. Pieter van Wesemael, the chair in Urbanism and Urban Architecture at Eindhoven University of Technology

Prize
Publication

Entry Fee
65GBP per team
40GBP for a student team

Timetable
Notification of selection: by the 5th June 2018
The charrette: 16-18 July 2018 at the Prince’s Foundation, London
The exhibition at the SCVA: in winter 2018

Organizer
Dr Benjamin Vis, the University of Kent, Arts and Humanities Research Council

Official Website