Before the lock-downs round the world, our lives were suffering from long commutes, leaving us with little time for ourselves, our families and our friends. Traffic polluted our air and smog blanketed our skylines. The pandemic hit the pause button on us. The switch to “working from home” made us question the futility of multi – hour commutes. What if we could reclaim our time, health, well-being and our communities for the better?
This is the thought behind a 15-minute city – how to form urban living less stressful and more sustainable. A 15-minute city has affordable, accessible and adaptable housing for households of all sizes and ages. it’s easy to urge goods and services, healthcare, fresh groceries, and every one other amenities. People can work on the brink of home or work remotely more often. Many major cities like Paris, Melbourne, Detroit, Portland and Ottawa are performing on similar concepts.
This competition encourages designers and planners to re-imagine our urban landscapes as cleaner, safer, healthier and more inclusive places to live!
Where everything is quarter-hour away – by foot, bicycle or transportation system .
The “15-minute city” is an approach to urban design that aims to enhance quality of life by creating cities where everything a resident needs are often reached within quarter-hour by foot, bike or transportation system . this idea puts a stress on careful planning at the neighborhood level, giving each district the features it must support a full life – including jobs, food, recreation, green space, housing, medical offices, small businesses and more. And importantly, it’s a full life that doesn’t require a car.
Participants are required to style a module for a 15-minute city which will be replicated to make a bigger city. you’re can design a fictional city or re-design alittle a part of an existing city anywhere within the world. Remember, you don’t got to design a whole city – just a module which will be replicated to make a bigger city. As a city planner/designer, you’re also liberal to recommend rules and policies to assist make the lives of your city’s occupants’ better.
Custom Designed Trophies, Certificates of Achievement, Exclusive Interview and Publications to honor the best entries. For more details, visit www.theCharette.org
• Top 3 Winners
• 10 Honorable Mentions
• Top 30 Entries
Participants are required to submit One Sheet (JPG/JPEG file) for the 15-min city competition.
REGISTRATION & TIMELINE
“15-Minute City” is open to all creative people – architects, students, planners, interior designers, graphic designers, and all problem solvers! Design proposals can be developed individually or in teams of maximum 3 participants.
• Advance Entry: 1 Mar – 31 Mar 2021
• Early Entry: 1 Apr – 30 Apr 2021
• Standard Entry: 1 May – 31 May 2021
• Submission Deadline: 30 Jun 2021
• Results: 31 July 2021
Special student rates are available for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) as our initiative to promote more participation from students.
TitleOpen Call: 15-Minute City
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineMay 31, 2021 11:30 PM
Submission DeadlineJune 30, 2021 11:30 PM