The Landscape Institute (LI), has launched an international ideas competition to find creative solutions for green spaces, streets and squares in response to COVID-19.
The ‘Transforming the urban landscape’ ideas competition – partnered with sponsors GreenBlue Urban, Hardscape, Selux and Vestre – challenges entrants to use their creativity and experience to create a vision for how our new world might look taking account of the intersection between health, climate and biodiversity crises we are facing today.
“COVID-19 is a wake-up call, requiring us to re-think the meaning of public space in our towns and cities. We need new public space norms, principles, and rules to ensure that cities can provide breathing spaces for their residents as a top priority. This competition is an exciting opportunity for designers to brainstorm, reimagine and inspire a new world of public space,” says LI president and competition judge Jane Findlay.
“We want encourage people with bold, fresh, creative ideas – from around the planet – who are passionate about how the way people, place and nature interact might change in our urban landscapes going forward. We want all entrants to consider the full range of social, economic and environmental with key considerations ranging from health to climate and inequality,” said Dan Cook LI CEO.