On February 1, 2012, a design competition created to promote and inspire adaptive reuse of its built environment through activism, social involvement and design will be released for public participation at www.retrophx.com
By creating ideas that are aesthetically appealing, economically feasible and communally smart, the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL) is promoting a design competition that generates and rewards ideas from anyone with an interest in helping to create a more sustainable built environment. The competition has two phases:
Phase 1: (February 1, 2012)
The first phase will engage the community by inviting them to an online brainstorming forum for urban improvement. Participants will propose specific, place-based ideas for urban improvement. Submitted ideas will be mapped and categorized by location, project type and scale.
Phase 2: (Release date to be determined)
The second phase will consist of engaging the national planning and design community— from students to practicing professionals in landscape architecture, planning, urban design and the arts— to respond to the ideas submitted in the first phase. Designers will create a brief proposal and submit conceptual drawings.
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