The "Urban SOS: Transformations" competition gives students all over the world the opportunity for real engagement with issues facing built, natural and social environments.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2010
AECOM has opened the "Urban SOS: Transformations" competition, offering US $20,000 in prize money for integrated design responses to sites in select global cities. The competition is open to students in the fields of architecture, urban and regional planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economics, environmental science, engineering, and related disciplines.
"Urban SOS: Transformations" gives students all over the world the opportunity for real engagement with issues facing built, natural and social environments. The competition seeks creative, viable proposals for sites in one of seven cities: Phoenix, Arizona; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Beijing, China; Port au Prince, Haiti; Istanbul, Turkey; São Paulo, Brazil; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
At stake is a trip to the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain, November 3-5, 2010, where five semi-finalists (individuals or teams) will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a jury of industry, academic and AECOM professionals.
The submission period is open until July 31, 2010. Semi-finalists will be announced September 15, 2010 and the winner(s) will be announced November 5, 2010. Visit http://www.aecom.com/urbansos for complete submission requirements.
The Urban SOS program continues a long tradition of dialogue between the student community and AECOM practitioners. The digital medium has opened this dialogue to a wider audience—last year over 1,000 entrants from 239 colleges and universities in 64 countries participated. Sabrina Kleinenhammans of MIT won the 2009 Urban SOS: Distressed Cities, Creative Responses competition by exploring a preemptive land holding strategy for an agricultural and recreational green space network along transportation corridors in Mumbai, India.
AECOM is a new kind of consultancy aligning creative, analytical and technical expertise to enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. AECOM’s architects, landscape architects, planners, ecologists, economists, engineers, program managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. AECOM designs and delivers infrastructure programs, plans for the management of open space and natural systems, creates distinctive buildings and public spaces, and regenerates urban areas and megapolitan regions. AECOM’s work helps realize the aspirations of clients and communities in more than 100 countries.
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