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Students from around the world have been invited to submit innovative solutions to the pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges confronting cities worldwide.
The Urban SOS: Distressed Cities, Creative Responses competition, sponsored by EDAW, is offering USD 20,000 in prize money to encourage creative interventions that have potential for lasting improvement.
The competition is open to individual students or teams of up to four undergraduate and graduate students at all levels in the design and planning and other related fields. In their submissions, students should address an actual site from any city in the world and develop an intervention that offers lasting improvement to problems ranging from economic collapse, environmental degradation, social disintegration, civil unrest, climate change, or natural disaster.
The top four finalists will travel to Barcelona, Spain to present their treatments to a jury panel at the World Architecture Festival www.worldarchitecturefestival.com in November 2009.
Register via www.edaw.com/urbanSOS