Urban Design News
SFERA 2020: Biourbanism
SFERA 2020: Biourbanism conference in Tel Aviv will bring together international innovators - urbanists, biologists, architects, programmers, and designers, - to discuss how we can build better cities using knowledge about the natural world around us.
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge
The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) of Abu Dhabi has launched a global creative ideas competition to improve outdoor thermal comfort in public spaces by mitigating the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in the city.
American Roundtable: Call for Proposals
The Architectural League of New York has launched 'American Roundtable,' a new initiative to bring together on-the-ground perspectives on the condition of American communities, and what they need to thrive going forward.
Architecture MasterPrize 2020
The 2020 Architecture MasterPrize is now open for submissions. The Prize aims to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. It celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of architectural design, landscape architecture, and interior design.
KPF Unveils The Pinnacle at Central Wharf
KPF has unveiled its design for a new high performance and resilient mixed-use tower on the Boston Harbor waterfront.
CRA Designs Reconfigurable Waterfront and Floating Garden for Lugano
Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), in partnership with Mobility in Chain (MIC), has unveiled its new vision for the waterfront of Lugano, Switzerland.
SWA/Balsley to Design Highline Plaza at Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards
SWA/Balsley is designing Highline Plaza at Schuylkill Yards, a major mixed-use redevelopment adjacent to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.
Future Architecture 2020: Call for Ideas
The 2020 Future Architecture is now open for submissions. The Future Architecture Platform invites multi-disciplinary emerging creatives from all over the world with transformative projects related to our living environment.
iF Design Talent Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the first phase of 2020 iF Design Talent Award. Design students from around the world are invited to submit ideas and concepts that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.
The Class of 2020 Foundation Releases Inaugural Trend Report
The Class of 2020 Foundation has released its inaugural 'Trend Report 2020' during its student housing & co-living conference in Berlin.
The Class Conference 2019 Berlin
'The Class Conference 2019: The Future is Blended,' will be held November 6-7 at Arena Berlin. The conference will focus on the future of living.
Place de l'Avenue McGill College: International Urban Design Competition
The Ville de Montréal has announced an international multidisciplinary urban design competition for the development of Place de l'Avenue McGill College. This public square will be created by pedestrianizing Avenue McGill College over its full length, comprising four sections, from Rue Cathcart to Rue Sherbrooke Ouest.
Open Call: Water as Leverage for IABR International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
The ninth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, IABR-2020-DOWN TO EARTH, seeks proposals in response to the Open Call for the 'Water as Leverage' exhibition (working title: Flows), one core element of the 2020 biennale.
SWA Designs Landscape & Public Realm for Chase Center
SWA's San Francisco studio has designed the landscape for Chase Center, the new waterfront home of the Golden State Warriors.
Kokaistudios Renovates Anting New Town Central Square
Kokaistudios' recent urban renewal project in Anting saw the upgrading and refurbishment of the satellite town's central square.
Conscious Cities Festival 2019
The 2019 Conscious Cities Festival will take place October 15-18 at the Pratt Institute. The event will bring together leading experts, practitioners and the general public to explore how to create healthier and more inclusive cities.
Field Guide to Life in Urban Plazas: A Study in New York City
SWA Group recently released 'Field Guide to Life in Urban Plazas: A Study in New York City,' a comprehensive survey that studies human behavior in ten recently completed urban sites.
Department Design Office Announced as Winner of Keeping Current Competition
Van Alen Institute and the City of North Miami have announced Department Design Office as the winner of the competition called KEEPING CURRENT: Repetitive Loss Properties.
AERIAL FUTURES: Living Laboratories Symposium - Open Call for Papers
The AERIAL FUTURES: Living Laboratories Symposium examines the confluence of urban elements within the airport landscape-transportation, commerce, public space and technological interfaces-and how Asian airports introduce alternatives for life in transit.
2019 Play_Street Open International Ideas Competition
PLAY_STREET is an open international ideas competition to re-imagine the urban street as a play space. The challenge of the competition is to design or plot a set of playful and performative activities that claims the street as a public space, a PLAY space.
Pickard Chilton Completes Master Plan and Tower Design for Shinagawa Development in Tokyo
Pickard Chilton has completed the master plan for Global Gateway Shinagawa, a transformative redevelopment of the northern portion of Tokyo's Shinagawa Station and railyard, reminiscent of New York's own Hudson Yards. The master plan has recently been reviewed and certified by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.
Van Alen Institute and City of Miami Announce Finalists for Keeping Current Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the City of North Miami, has selected three international firms to advance to the final stage of the Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties competition.
Knight Foundation Announces Inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship Winners
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the seven outstanding individuals who will share over $1 million as part of a new national Fellowship dedicated to advancing the creation of public spaces that promote civic engagement.
T20 by Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio
Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio have recently completed the T20 in Xujiahui.
NeoCon Plaza: NeoCon Extends Outdoors
NeoCon has announced NeoCon Plaza, a new outdoor amenity space that spans the length of The Mart's South Drive.
Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC Finalists Announced
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) have announced the finalists of the Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC Housing Design Competition.
2019 Rethinking The Future Global Architecture and Design Awards
RTF has launched the 2019 Global Architecture and Design Awards. The Awards aims to acknowledge and honor architects & designers for their outstanding work.
The Complete City: Imagined
Since 2017, The Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) has been using blank maps of Portland, Maine as a tool for citizen engagement. These blank maps provided a platform to collect ideas and inspiration about the city.
Play with Your City 2019: Reimagining Lady Street
The Columbia Design League has extended entries for Play With Your City 2019: Reimagining Lady, a project for making the Lady Street corridor in downtown Columbia, South Carolina more inviting to pedestrian traffic.