The 2010 Competition Jury has now made its FINAL SELECTION!

After extensive deliberation, of the 20 finalist entries in this years’ Design Ideas Competition, Living with the Water Paradox proposal by Nok Ratanavong, Sang Ok Kim, and James Kim was selected as the winner.

See the winning blog entry here (with feedback):

Living with the Water Paradox

Winner of the special prize for Best Insights (with feedback):

full of fuel

Honourable Mentions (with feedback):

Manifestations for a City

FIH in Fairview Mall

All our finalists

All other submitted blogs

Purpose of the 2010 Design Ideas Competition

The 2010 Design Ideas Competition was an exciting opportunity for architects, city planners and urban designers, engineers, and landscape architects, including students, graduate students and interns of these disciplines around the world to contribute their ideas about creating more resilient cities.

The purpose of the Design Ideas Competition was to stimulate thinking and discourse about how to increase the capacity for resilience of our cities as we move into a century where our cities will be subjected to the combined environmental and economic impacts of  Climate Change and energy transition.

There are many possible opportunities for increasing the capacity for resilience of our cities, and in the 2010 Design Ideas Competition over 80 competition entrants explored ideas about how to increase the capacity of resilience of the cities they lived in. This year's 2010 competition’s theme was:

“Building Urban Resilience where you live with what you have.”

This year, entries for the Design Ideas Competition were submitted in the form of either written or video blogs. The submissions are now be prepared for the jury review, and we intend to announce the winners sometime in September 2010. There will be a $1,000 CAN prize for our jury's selection of the best planning and design idea, and there will also be an additional prize of $1,000 CAN for the best video mini-documentary.

More background on the competition:

1.  Competition Rules and Requirements >>>

2.  Here is a link to view last year's winners >>>

3.  Here Is a link to the competition blog entries section >>>