hOUR City competition challenges students to strengthen connections between cities and their surrounding regions
Multidisciplinary student teams asked to redefine the boundraies of the “hour city” radius, providing broader access to opportunity
This “hour city” radius – the distance people can travel in one hour - has historically defined the boundary of a city, the reach of its infrastructure, and its exchanges with surrounding areas. hOUR City invites students to develop new ways to connect people in suburban, rural, and isolated urban communities, and re-imagine what a future “hour city” boundary can be.
The solutions proposed by students must tackle transportation, housing, or economic development challenges, and must include a physical design intervention. Up to $15,000 USD will be awarded to the top teams; the winning team receives up to $25,000 USD of in-kind support to implement a pilot of their proposal.
Pre-registration deadline is June 28; competition deadline is July 17.
More information at http://www.aecom.com/careers/urban-sos/.