Out of 58 entries from around the world, a team formed by Citilinks Sebastien Goethals (Shanghai/Brussels), Nordregio’s Mitchell Reardon (Ottawa/Stockholm), Daly Brown (Ottawa) and Atsushi Hagihara (Okayama/Stockholm) won the Morph My City Challenge (MMCC) 2040 Prize. They used distinct yet complementary skills in urban planning, engineering and architecture in their winning entry Rosemont: Smart, Green & Vibrant. The competition was organised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit.
Clare Kirkland, who developed the MMCC as Director of the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission, said the winning team’s revitalization project had “A holistic perspective that ensured a wide and diverse range of factors, including resource efficient buildings; a comprehensive water eco-cycle; integrated structures and landscaping fostering social development, engagement and integration; and an advanced, low carbon transport system. The area’s location, close to nature and the city centre was considered while planning, a livable, human oriented development.”
The Morph My City Challenge is a two-part innovation competition aiming to encourage and reward radical new approaches to sustainable urban planning. Architects, engineers, city planners and innovators from around the world were invited to enter this challenge.