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City of Edmonton calls for Urban Design Awards nominations

JOC News Service
City of Edmonton calls for Urban Design Awards nominations

EDMONTON, ALTA. – The City of Edmonton is calling for its citizens to nominate a recent local project for the eighth Edmonton Urban Design Awards.

The awards are held every two years and recognize the projects, people, companies and organizations that “contribute to our city’s transformation,” a city media release stated.

“Urban design includes all aspects that make up a city from buildings, open spaces, streets and amenities. The awards celebrate projects that impact the city around them, contribute to public life and create fantastic places for people to visit,” City of Edmonton senior planner and Urban Design Awards committee chair David Goldsworth said.

The nominations are open to all Edmontonians but designers, architects, engineers and artists can also submit their projects online as part of the formal competition process.

Previous winners have included the Centennial Plaza redevelopment, the Neon Sign Museum, Ritchie Market, the AmiskwacÎw Wâskâyhkan Ihtâwin art work on 104 Street and 101 Avenue and the Transition mural on the John Howard Society building. A full list of previous winners is available at the  Edmonton Urban Design Awards page.

Previous Urban Design Awards winners such as Regenerating Rossdale (Student Project 2015), Impose (Student Project 2015) Capital Health Centre (2009) and the Transition mural (2011) also won national awards from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Submissions or nominations can be made online until July 31, 2019, and the entries will be judged in October. Winners will be announced at an evening gala on November 15.

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