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“Dust to Dust” Urban Design Competition Launched

How can the future design and configuration of cities promote greater sustainability in the conditions of urban life? Dr Ben Vis, Eastern ARC Fellow at the University of Kent, has launched a unique design competition to get some answers.

10 April 2018

Dust to Dust: Redesigning Urban Life in Healthy Soils is an urban design ideas competition, supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  It is open to anyone : the public, professionals, industry, public sector, and students at any stage of their studies.  All that you need is a good idea ! This could include ideas about new forms of urban design, planning approaches, and concrete interventions that could be implemented in real-life situations. Successful designs will be exhibited to inform and inspire more sustainable future urban design and development, accounting for a close relationship between urban life and soil ecosystem services.

Dust to Dust will operate as a charrette, held at the Prince’s Foundation, London on 16-18 July 2018. Everyone is welcome to apply. To compete for a place in the charrette, teams should apply by developing and submitting outline ideas by 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

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