October 29, 2013
by Canadian Architect
Urban design plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities. Architecture Canada | RAIC, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, wish to promote public and private awareness of that role. For this reason, an Urban Design Awards program has been established to recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects located in Canada that have contributed to the quality of life in our Canadian cities and their sustainability.
There are six different categories of urban design projects: Urban Design Plans, Urban Architecture, Civic Design Projects, Urban Fragments, Community Initiatives Award and Student Projects. One award will be bestowed for each category.
In 2014, there will be two special jury awards selected from the submissions received: Sustainable Development Award and the Small or Medium Community Urban Design Award.
Entry forms must be received before 4:00pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
For full details on eligibility and submission requirements, please visit http://raic.org/honours_and_awards/awards_urban/2014call/index_e.htm.
canada's sugar beach by claude cormier + associes and waterfront toronto with the planning partnership, 2012 winner in civic design projects category. photo by nicola betts.