CALGARY, ALTA. – The City of Calgary is inviting citizens to cast their vote in the People’s Choice category in the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA).
“The Mayor’s Urban Design awards are important because they give a chance to recognize excellence in urban design, to demonstrate its importance to the general public and to help generate discussion about urban design and architecture,” architect, chief urban designer and coordinator of city-wide urban design David Down said.
The awards are composed of 12 categories, all of which except the People’s Choice award are selected by a panel of industry jurors.
MUDA is a biennial awards program recognizing the contribution of Calgary urban designers, architects, landscape architects, and artists to livability in Calgary.
“They leave a legacy of high-calibre urban design, buildings and public spaces, and help set the standard for future municipal planning and development,” a City of Calgary release stated.
This year 98 submissions were entered and can be viewed online at Calgary.ca/muda. Submissions can also be viewed in person at the Calgary Central Library. Voting is online-only and is open until Oct. 21.
The winners will be announced at a MUDA gala event on Oct. 24 at the Calgary Central Library.