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Re:Route competition

May 17, 2007
by Canadian Architect

What moves you? There is a need to enhance and revitalize regions of cities, changing them from a bunch of buildings into a community. How can people, cars, services or goods be moved through a neighbourhood? Envision healthful, comfortable, and pleasurable urban transit. Change current and failing models of transportation into something to benefit the families of urban communities. Imagine more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets and conceptualize new forms of public transit. The competition is seeking any and all ideas to reduce traffic and limit our reliance on polluting cars.

Consider: ways in which traversing a city might be made more enjoyable, whatever the weather; what the ideal transport would look like; what would happen if children were made more important than cars; what would motivate people to use less toxic transportation.

This international ideas competition is not site-specific, and is open to any person(s) including architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, artists, students and anyone interested in sharing their vision and ideas for an urban community.

Three finalists will be awarded $2,000 each, and seven Honourable Mentions will also be awarded, with prizes in categories determined by the jury, not including a cash prize.

The entry fee is $25, and the jury is yet to be announced.

August 1, 2007 is the registration deadline, while the submission deadline is August 15, 2007. Winners will be announced in September.

For more information, please visit or contact competition advisor Eric Corey Freed at [email protected]

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