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AECOM’s annual Urban SOS student competition – Registrations Open now !

AECOM launches its annual Urban SOS Student Competition - this year's theme is 'Towards a new industry'In its fifth Urban SOS student competition, AECOM seeks integrated design proposals that rehabilitate disused industrial and infrastructure sites in cities worldwide. Submissions should integrate urban, architectural, landscape, engineering, and environmental design to support the development of new industries, establish new centers of production, and strengthen the pre-existing urban fabric. Sites can be of any scale in any city worldwide.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student at a university or college program in the design, architecture, landscape, urbanism, engineering, economic, geography, or environmental fields. Students may enter as individuals or in teams of up to four.
We will select three finalists and send them to New York City to present their schemes before an internationally renowned jury at the Center for Architecture. The jury will select a winning team and distribute a US$15,000 pot of prize money at their discretion. AECOM will donate US$25,000 in cash and/or in-kind technical assistance to advance implementation of the winning proposal.
Download the brief and competition rules and apply online.
REGISTER BEFORE: June 1st
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 11th
FINALIST CHARRETTE IN NYC: September 4th
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2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability

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Tongji University is pleased to invite talented full-time university students to attend the “2014 International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability,” which will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 5 to June 10, 2014.

Supported by the UNEP and Tongji University, the “International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES)” had been successfully held in the last three years. Around 950 students from more than 50 countries took part in the conference, exchanged understanding and ideas on topics relevant to environment and sustainable development and issued “Global Youth Tongji Declaration.” These conferences made great contributions to the spread of concepts and practices of environment and sustainability among university students.

Participants: Full time university students (including undergraduate and post-graduate students).

Deadlines: the applicants should register online before April 30 (http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875), fill in the resume form (in English) and upload their posters to the website above before April 25. We will announce the selected participants by May 15 and issue invitation letters afterwards.

No registration fee will be charged and Organizers will cover the local accommodation, and transportation during the conference in Shanghai. Field trips will also be provided by the organizer. A limited number of scholarships (round-trip flight tickets) will be offered to competitive participants. For more information, please check the official website of ISCES 2014: http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875 ,or contact:

Organizing Committee of 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability

Address: Rm.903, Zonghe Building, No. 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai, China, 200092
Tel: 86-21-6598 1837 Fax: +86-21-65987790
Email: isces_en@163.com

Further Information here: 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability Invitation Letter-1

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Urban Ideas Competition 2014 – Toronto

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This is an open, international ideas competition whose purpose is to gather ideas to stimulate discussion and to get the community-at-large to start thinking about the future of Toronto and its relationship to its waterfront. There is no commitment to build the ideas.

Furthermore, entry is open to any potential participant, and not limited to design professionals; submissions by multi-disciplinary groups or teams are encouraged as well.

Total prize value is $5,000 for winning submissions (there will be a first, second, and third prize). Prominent judges will be involved; moreover, ideas will create significant exposure here in Toronto with all entries being displayed in high visibility locations throughout the downtown core.

Further details and submissions:
http://toronto.uli.org/about-us/
http://toronto.uli.org/urban-ideas-competition/

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ENERGY GLOBE AWARD – Call for Submissions

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The ENERGY GLOBE AWARD honors sustainable projects and is given in the 5 categories fire, water, earth, air and youth. The price is presented as National and International Award (more information). Your submission will automatically be evaluated on the national and on the international level.

Please complete either
•the online submission form (preferred option)
•or download the submission form (PDF, 1218 kB) and send your project documentation and supporting materials by email to: contact@energyglobe.info
•or hardcopies by postal service to:
ENERGY GLOBE
Mühlbach 7
4801 Traunkirchen
Austria, Europe

Submission deadline for the next Award is on 30 September 2013.
More info and submission forms: http://www.energyglobe.info/participation

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7th Eco-Peace Leadership Program

ImageUNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Program is pleased to announce its 7th Eco-Peace Leadership Program, a year-long program to find solutions to pending environmental problems in local regions through hands-on activities and research done mostly online.

We are deeply committed to building our technology capacity and transferring information so that international cooperation in the field of the environment can improve.

We support CSOs research institution across the Asia-Pacific region in their quests to find solutions to local environmental problems through our collaborative program with Yuhan-Kimberly, Ltd. This year we will recruit 10 representatives from Asia-Pacific region for our 7th program. We will be support from October 2013 to September 2014. We are providing $2,000 (USD) to fellows who complete project.

We are willing to host Eco-peace Leadership Program Forum on October. We hope that you will attend the Forum and give us your invaluable support and encouragement.
The deadline for application submission is August 31, 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Eco-Peace Leadership Center

Coll. Forest Sciences 1st Bldg #109 Kangwon National Univ.

Chuncheon Gangwondo, South Korea

TEL: 82-33-257-7129, 82-33-250-7368

Fax: 82-33-257-7130, E-mail: eplc2006@hanmail.net

Website: www.eplc.asia

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Australia’s richest design awards – the Think Brick

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Australia’s richest design awards – the Think Brick Awards – will be held in Sydney on Thursday, August 8 and architecture students are encouraged to enter the About Face category.  This year a trip to the 2014 Venice Biennale is up for grabs as are cash prizes totalling $1500. Entries for this category close in two weeks. Submission requirements and more can be found at www.thinkbrick.com.au.

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May 6, 2013 · 10:41 am

San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

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Photograph by The San Francisco Municipal TransportationAgency (SFMTA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – San Francisco, USA, and Medellin, Colombia, were selected as the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award winners today during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The slate of nominees included Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Medellin, Colombia; and San Francisco, USA. The winners were selected based on four characteristics: increasing mobility for residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from transportation, improving safety, and increasing access for cyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, each city is a leader in using social media and online technologies to reach out to local residents, providing more informative and convenient services.

read more : http://thecityfix.com/blog/san-francisco-and-medellin-win-2012-sustainable-transport-award/ 

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Medellin, Colombia was honored for its pioneering use of cable cars as a transit alternative in its low-income hilly settlements. San Francisco shared the sustainable transport award for its innovations in parking.

Photograph by Kike Calvo, National Geographic

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