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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