Urban Design News
All Things Urban London Meetup at Google
All Things Urban has announced a series of events with the first one taking place at Google's London office on Feb 15. The meetup will bring together people with diverse backgrounds to share their passion for urban innovation and build a unique network of extraordinary city-lovers.
Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC: Housing Design Competition
Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC is a two-stage design competition for small-scale, urban infill housing. The competition is organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY), and seeks to address the challenges associated with the design and construction of affordable housing on underutilized City-owned land.
Jose Marti Park Redesign RFQ
Van Alen Institute and the City of Miami have issued an RFQ to commission a multi-disciplinary design team for the redesign project of Jose Marti Park. The team needs to include the full range of professional urban design, landscape architecture, and engineering services and at least one Florida-licensed firm.
Zero Threshold Design Competition
The Zero Threshold design competition was inspired by (dis)ABLED Beauty, an exhibition at the Kent State University Museum in 2016-17. The exhibition presented beautifully designed prostheses, hearing aids, and mobility devices for people living with disabilities, (dis)ABLED Beauty aimed to change the negative stigma associated with disability by presenting fashion-forward adaptive devices that make a virtue of necessity.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Urban Daydreaming at HKDI Gallery
HKDI Gallery is showcasing a collection of urban development scenarios in the Asian debut of 'Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec - Urban Daydreaming.' This exhibition is a showcase of possible urban development solutions by one of the most internationally sought-after designers of the decade, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility
The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility, on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum from December 14 through March 31, will feature 40 projects that explore salient topics around the future of mobility and the urban environment. The exhibition will be punctuated with six provocations and a selection of design responses that reimagine livable streets and the way people, goods and services will move in a new age of connected and transformational mobility.
Constructed Landscapes: How Airports Are Transforming Urban Design
Produced during the Denver edition of Aerial Futures, Constructed Landscapes explores the role of the airport in urban development.
Jaguar and London's Leading Architects Present 'Electrified Urban Vision for the Future'
Jaguar, in partnership with RIBA, recently hosted an event in Mayfair, London to reveal its vision for an urban future as electric vehicle adoption reaches tipping point.
Lecture by AGENCY at Perkins+Will
Architects Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller, principals of AGENCY - a collaborative interdisciplinary practice engaging contemporary culture through architecture, urbanism, and advocacy - will lecture at the Chicago office of Perkins+Will, as part of MAS Context's 2018 Fall Talks series.
Le Carthcart Restaurants et Biergarten by Sid Lee Architecture and A5 Hospitality
Imagined by Sid Lee Architecture and A5 Hospitality, and executed by Sid Lee Architecture | Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes in consortium, Le Carthcart Restaurants et Biergarten, a gourmet biergarten in the heart of downtown Montreal, will open at Place Ville Marie in late 2019 as part of the $200-million revitalization of the Place Ville Marie Esplanade.
2019 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence: Call for Entries
Sponsored by the Bruner Foundation, the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to American cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about US cities.
SXSW Place by Design 2019
Place by Design is SXSW's public space design competition, celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us. This competition provides a platform for artists, architects, designers and urbanists at all levels to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape.
Green Good Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. The competition's goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts-that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe.
From Post-Industrial City to the New Urban Campus
The 'From Post-Industrial City to the New Urban Campus' conference will take place in Milan on November 14-15. Organized by the Class of 2020, this conference will explore how former industrial, neglected areas are being transformed into knowledge hubs and the brightest beacons of innovation.
CityX: The Future Cities Expo
Cityx, the Future Cities Expo from Future Cities Catapult, will take place September 25-27 in London. The event will present a unique opportunity to dive into the priority challenges facing today's cities.
Norman Foster Foundation 2018 Workshop: Urban Mobility
The Norman Foster Foundation's Urban Mobility Workshop will take place on September 17-21, 2018. The workshop will focus on new urban technologies and how these could open up an exciting range of opportunities in which the infrastructure of movement and the architecture of buildings can physically merge together.
2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Launches Vision Competition
The fifth edition of Tallinn Architecture Biennale has announced an open call for its Vision Competition. TAB 2019, which will take place September 11 to November 3, is dedicated to the theme "Beauty Matters: the Resurgence of Beauty" and it is curated by Israeli-born, London-based architect and researcher Dr. Yael Reisner.
Oceanic Awakening: Designers Unite to save the Ocean and Concept the Cities of Tomorrow
Wärtsilä has launched 'Oceanic Awakening,' an initiative that, by 2020, aims to connect and inspire 20 of the world's most influential port cities to embrace and develop Smart Marine ecosystems, which rely on digitalization, cost-effective, carbon-free shipping via smart vessels and more.
Slow Traffic System Design Competition
Young Bird Plan, in partnership with Suzhou New District and Vanke Group, has launched the 2018 Dayang Mountain Slow Traffic System Conceptual Design Competition.
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion is a national competition to conceptually reimagine what Monument Avenue could look like and to shape the future of Richmond.
Steven Holl Architects Wins University College Dublin's Future Campus Competition
Steven Holl Architects (SHA) has been named the winner of the Future Campus - University College Dublin International Design Competition.
Joining the Dots: A New Approach to Tackling the UK's Infrastructure Challenges
The dire state of the UK's transport infrastructure is contributing to the housing crisis, according to a new report published today, by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
BAMB Reversible Design Competition
Buildings As Material Banks (BAMB) is inviting students of architecture and engineering from all EU universities to participate in the 'Reversible Design Competition.'
Living Cities Forum 2018
The 2018 Living Cities Forum will be held July 26 in Melbourne. The event will investigate a core claim of architecture and urban design; that good design makes better citizens.
International Call for Ideas to Re-imagine London's Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has launched an international call for ideas to re-imagine Grosvenor Square in London, seeking ideas from all the creative industries - particularly from the fields of architecture and design - on how to rejuvenate the square particularly making it appeal to a broader range of people.
BE: Journal of the Built Environment Trust Wellbeing Issue
From Charles Jencks on the extraordinary life-affirming design of the Maggie's Centres, to Arup's Tristram Carfrae on the collaborations in completing Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, to Mads Mandrup reflecting on the architectural and political journey C.F. Moller's Storstrom Prison, the second issue of the award-winning BE: Journal of the Built Environment Trust explores how materials, spaces and atmospheres create that amorphous sense of self we call 'Wellbeing.'
Woods Bagot Unveils Hongqi Zhen Sugar Factory Town Master Plan
Woods Bagot has unveiled its master plan for a disused sugar factory in Zhuhai's Jinwan District, set to be revitalized into an integrated cultural, tourism and leisure park.
Aerial Futures: Urban Constellations
Aerial Futures: Urban Constellations, a public panel to be held on April 6 at the Center for Architecture, will explore multiple airports as infrastructure urban ecosystem that relies as much on architecture as it does on technology and data-driven design.
Oslo Airport City by Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture
Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture have unveiled their winning design for the masterplan of Oslo Airport City (OAC), a sustainable smart city located adjacent to Oslo Airport.
Spaces of Action: Designing and Using the Public Realm for Change
The past decade has seen a renaissance in the design and construction of the public spaces in New York and other major cities, producing vital new plazas, parks, pedestrian streets, and waterfront areas. While the proliferation of these spaces has visibly enhanced the experience of urban social and cultural life, has this growth in the designed public realm also successfully expanded opportunities for political assembly, speech and dissent?