Student Design Ideas Competition

  • Posted on: 7 May 2017
  • By: Jesper Menting

Enter for a chance to contribute new ideas to the sustainable transformation of Toronto’s neighborhoods and win a $1,000 cash prize!

The Ontario Climate Consortium (including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies), the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Parallel 52, and the Centre for Urban Growth + Renewal have partnered up to co-host a student design competition to be launched at the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium at York University.

This design competition is part of ongoing design-research, teaching and knowledge mobilization among Canadian and Dutch academic institutions and private and public sectors (See for example the 2015 Canadian – Netherlands Resilient Cities Summit: Planning and Design in a Changing Climate) around the topics of resilient cities, environmental and social sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, green infrastructure, and the retrofitting of social and affordable housing. The purpose of bringing together a distinguished group of experts with students as part of the OCC symposium and design competition is to identify design research gaps and opportunities, and generate innovative ideas for further exploration.

We invite students from Toronto region, Vancouver region, and Dutch Universities in any discipline and all levels of experience to come together to participate in a design competition to develop speculative, inventive and visionary pathways to the transformation of existing urban districts into net-positive biophilic communities, in both human and environmental terms.

Check the competition's web page for more information.