REGINA, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2012 National Infrastructure Summit,
occurring September 10 - 12, in Regina, Saskatchewan features an
opportunity to explore, imagine and dream of the future potential of
our urban neighbourhoods. The "Morph My City" Challenge presented by
IBM, offers two urban renewal competitions seeking leading examples of
21st Century sustainable, innovative neighbourhood concepts.
The Greenfield Design Prize and the 2040 Prize, involving the submission
of designs that will morph an existing neighbourhood and a greenfield
into modern, creative neighbourhoods, received overwhelming interest
from over 17,000 interested individuals representing 117 countries
worldwide. Three finalists for each of the competitions were chosen
from a total of 58 detailed submissions. The winners will receive a
cash prize and a contract with the City of Regina, as well as exposure
to a national audience.
Finalists for the 2040 Prize include:
Ben Harack from Regina, Saskatchewan - "Vision of Earth" entry
Genevieve Cheung from New York City, New York - "Rhizome" entry
Mitchell Reardon, Stockholm, Sweden - "Rosemont Revitalization" entry
Finalists for the Greenfield Design Prize include:
David Schaffer, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario - "Elysium" entry
Taewook Cha, New York City, New York - "Agrarian Eco-City" entry
Jennifer Barrett, Missola, Montana - "Recycle the Grid" entry
"We would like to congratulate not only the finalists, but all those who
submitted a proposal. We received a phenomenal response to the
competitions. The enthusiasm, creativity and detail contained in the
submissions received is overwhelming. As such, it was extremely
difficult to choose only six finalists. All the entrants should be
congratulated for their unique and creative ideas," said Mike
O'Donnell, City Councillor and Summit Chair.
The finalists from each competition will present their submissions
during the Summit before a panel of expert judges, with the winner
being chosen and awarded the final prizes at a Summit reception.
To learn about the featured themes, agenda, speakers and for information
on the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, including the "Morph My
City" Challenge, visit the Summit website at www.nisummit2012.ca.
SOURCE: City of Regina
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