This annual competition challenges university-level students from around the world to address real-world urban design issues in Philadelphia that have application not only to the city, but to urban centers around the globe.
Petty Island, the site of multiple development proposals over the centuries (even Louis Sullivan drafted plans for an entertainment complex on the island in 1907), languishes today as a nearly-forgotten storage site for petroleum tanks and cargo containers.
How might Petty Island - and the land adjacent to it on the Philadelphia side of the Delaware River - be developed as a visionary 21st Century complex that creatively addresses today's and tomorrow's cultural, environmental, and economic needs?
The 2015 competition is open to students of all disciplines and academic levels who are registered at a college or university for the duration of the competition.
Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams of any size and from any discipline, as long as all members of the team are matriculating students. Teams may include students from one school or from several schools.
The deadline for entries is October 24, 2014.