C40 Students Reinventing Cities - Apply until 15 april

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C40 Students Reinventing Cities - Apply until 15 april

A global competition for students to share their vision for green & thriving city neighbourhoods.

Students Reinventing Cities provides a unique opportunity for academics and students to collaborate with global cities. Together they will imagine a more sustainable and inclusive vision for cities everywhere, by rethinking how neighborhoods are planned and designed.

This competition comes at a key moment – we know that the next decade will determine whether we can avoid runaway climate change. Across the world, cities are strengthening their climate commitments and actions. They are developing an ambitious agenda for a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and building a broad coalition with youth climate activists, representatives from labour, business, academia and civil society.

At the end of last year, C40 Cities and 18 global cities launched Students Reinventing Cities, a new competition that aims to drive active collaboration between cities and academia on climate change. With this initiative, the cities of Athens, Auckland, Barcelona, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Dakar, Delhi, Dubai, Madrid, Melbourne, Montréal, Paris, Quezon City, Quito, Reykjavík, Seattle and Washington D.C., are inviting students from across the globe to share their vision for a green and just reinvention of urban development and to propose pathways to decarbonise city neighbourhoods, as well as to support more resilient communities.

The competition is calling on multi-disciplinary teams formed by students from multiple departments including architecture, urbanism, environment as well as in business, engineering or sociology. The students will be asked to share innovative design and solutions to environmental and societal challenges.

Students entering the competition will submit their entries designed specifically for one of the urban areas identified by the cities. At the end of the competition process, the 18 winning projects will be celebrated in a global communication campaign, and winning students will be invited to present their projects to business leaders, city officials and leading climate organisations.

You can find out more about the contest here: https://www.c40reinventingcities.org/en/students/

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Industry, innovation & infrastructure
Sustainable Development Goal : Decent work & economic growth
Sustainable Development Goal : Climate action
Sustainable Development Goal : Sustainable cities & communities