The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is inviting architects, urban planners, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and environmentalists to transform underused plots and abandoned corners of our cities.
Nineteen of the world’s great cities have launched an unprecedented global competition to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration. C40’s Reinventing Cities initiative has identified 49 underutilised spaces to redevelop, including several empty plots and abandoned buildings, a former airport, historical mansions, underused car parks, and an abandoned incinerator and landfill.
WAN are proud supporters of the initiative, commenting on the announcement WAN’s founder and Editor in Chief Michael Hammond said the C40 Reinventing Cities project is an amazing initiative.
“Many bodies and organisations claim and aim to make our cities better but this project is tangible, having real sites, creating real opportunities for architects to make a difference. The unprecedented scale of this project is breath-taking with 19 participating cities, it must rank as the biggest single opportunity for architects to put their name on the map.”
The competition will serve as a model for cities around the world, demonstrating how the alliance between cities and business can shape the future delivering healthier, greener and economically viable urban development.
• 4 May 2018: Deadline for submission of the Expression of Interest
• July 2018: Selection of each site’s finalist teams / Start of 2nd Phase
• November/December of 2018: Deadline for submission of Final Proposals
• Early 2019: Selection of the winning projects / Competition closes