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The Twenty First-Century Imperative Podcast series will explore the approaches and insights of scientists, planners, designers, engineers,politicians, business entrepreneurs, and other successful change-makers, who are finding smart, effective ways to meet the three critical challenges of the Twenty-First Century Imperative:

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May 2010

One Left before The Design Ideas Registration Closes!

May 13, 2010 9:42 PM
Craig Applegath

 Craig Applegath, Moderator 

Registration for the Design Ideas Competition Closes tomorrow May 14th at the end of the day 12:00pm EST.

We have received over 150 registrations with some wonderfully interesting and thoughtful proposed projects. We are very much looking forward to seeing your submission blogs!

However, we have also had a number of people emailing us to say that they have not recieved the registration confirmation email. It usually takes us between one and two weeks to get this email out to registrants, but after registration closes tomorrow, we will do our very best to get this email to you with a few days - to give you the time you will need to explore how the blog interface works before you load up your blog by May 30th. If you don't hear from us please use the Contact Us email to let us know that you have not received your confirmation email.

We would also urge you to try to get your competition entry blog posted before the deadline date so that you do not run into an internet traffic jam when trying to upload your blog at the very last moment. We suggest you aim to load your blog at least one day before the final closing time to give yourself plenty of time to make sure your blog is up and working.

We look forward to receiving and reading/watching your entry!



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Featured Past Ideas Competition Entries

The Water Paradox: Where you live with what you have - the climate change induced water issues. This study explores the most ubiqutous climate change paradox present in many of coastal cities around the world - the abundance and the lack of water in addition to, risk + opportunities of the climate change induced water issues. The proposal demonstrates the risks and potentials of the coastal/bay area developments and communities such as Fish Market area in Sydney, Australia. ⇒More Info
Manifestations for a City: The proposal builds resilience by re-establishing the relationship between people, natural system and the urban water ecosystem of Nagpur city.“Manifestations for a city” introduces new water ecosystem proposed as per the existing water system of the city and zone level urban design interventions. In natural world, opportunities for novelty are most abundant when systems re-organize. With some resilience thinking, one can see water abundant lakes and networks coming up in vacant plots, along side roads controlling the overall fabric of the city. ⇒More Info

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