WAN Urban Challenge
With the impending seismic change heading for our streets driven by new technology, WAN is appealing to the global design community to submit their vision for the streets of the future.
Following the success of last year's Urban Challenge, addressing London's housing crisis, Reclaiming the Streets is a competition for ideas to help tackle a range of current urban challenges, ensuring good design is at the heart of the solution. Further, that city leaders fueled by inspirational concepts from architects and engineers can grasp the biggest opportunity in half a century to transform our streets from congested, polluting canyons into healthy, efficient arteries, the very building blocks of a truly livable city.
TASK FORCE SO FAR…
Peter Murray, Chair, New London Architecture
Sherin Aminossehe, Head of Offices, Lendlease
Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy and Futures, Milton Keynes
Olivia Walker, Head of City Development, Bosch Mobility Solutions
John Goldwyn, Vice President, Director of Planning & Landscape, WATG
Alice Lester, Head of Planning Transport, Regeneration & Environment, Brent Council
Peter Bishop, Director, Allies and Morrison
Feryal Demirci, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, Transport & Parks in Hackney
WHO SHOULD ENTER
This competition is open to all design firms (architects, engineers, urban designers, landscape architects) Entries can be either a concept or a case study in a variety of contexts of urban design:
• Retrofitting (streets, public squares)
• Placemaking (public spaces, community, heritage, tourism, social)
• Markets
• Entertainment (cinemas, bars, restaurants)
• Transport (cycle schemes, transit hubs, pedestrian schemes, street furniture)
• Security
• Technology (traffic management, augmented reality in retail, drone delivery, GIS)
• Pollution (a solution promoting clean air)
• Retail (street food/vendors)
• Utilities (water, refuse)
• Flood resilience
• Urban vertical farms
WHY ENTER?
• Four winners will join the Urban Task Force for a full day of high-level working groups and presentations with industry leaders. The groups' findings will later be presented to an influential audience of 200+ decision-makers for WAN's Reclaiming the Streets Symposium

• Unrivalled opportunity to showcase your ideas and designs to city leaders and key decision-makers in the built environment

• Entries will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 150,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in countries around the world

• Never a better platform to put your practice or individual work on the global stage - all entries will be featured on the WAN websites

• Competition winners will get the chance to present at the symposium to an influential audience enabling them to communicate with potential customers and expand their business
The global ideas competition is now open for entries, FULL DETAILS HERE
Deadline for entries: 29 March 2018
For any enquiries please contact tessa.schubert@haymarket.com
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