Urban Design News
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.
Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties Design Competition
Van Alen Institute and the City of North Miami are looking for an interdisciplinary design team to develop a master plan and pilot project to reimagine public uses for the North Miami's flood-prone vacant lots.
Future Melbourne / Future Design Seminar
Organized by Design Institute of Australia, the Future Melbourne / Future Design seminar will focus on designers exploring ideas that will improve the liveability of Melbourne as it looks towards becoming Australia's largest city.
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.