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美国匹兹堡平台（Pittsburgh Platform）与 Chalmers 大学和卡内基梅隆大学(Carnegie Mellon University)合作，为建筑和城市规划领域的学生举办了一场创意大赛，以提交如何确保环境健康平的权提案。学生必须与经济学、社会科学、环境与公共卫生或其他相关领域的学生组成跨学科团队。
The Pittsburgh Platform in collaboration with Chalmers University and Carnegie Mellon University launches an Ideas Competition for students within in the fields of architecture and urban planning to submit proposals on how to ensure environmental health equity. Students must form interdisciplinary teams together with students within economics, social science, environmental and public health, or other relevant fields.
This call for ideas aims to push the envelope on how to establish environmental health equity and bring environmental health equity into the center of debate on city planning. For too long poor communities have been situated in unhealthier and more hazardous living environments than more wealthy communities. The current Covid-19 pandemic is both revealing and worsening existing health inequities and bring to light new ones. Recent studies show for instance that there is a direct relation between air quality and Covid-19 as well as a direct link between Covid-19 cases and poorer communities as well as the black population.
Pandemics or other kind of crises are likely to be the new normal as loss of biodiversity, climate change, and wildlife encroachment become even more intense. While Covid-19 has accentuated the fault lines regarding environmental health inequities, it is also important to realize that environmental health inequities were already present, for instance in relation to a lack of access to green areas with significant impact on health through reduced physical activity. These pressures, along with the litany of legacy and current environmental pollution problems make the need for international dialogue, as well as global response to these inter-connected problems, even more critical.
In line with the UN Global Goals we believe everyone has an equal right to live in a healthy environment and with this open call for ideas, we aim to bring together the best student teams to formulate new innovative spatial solutions to ensure environmental health equity.
Think big, think beyond.
Pittsburgh Platform Student Ideas Competition 2020Download
We invite multidisciplinary student teams of 3 – 5 students with a minimum of 3 disciplines and led by architecture and urban planning students to participate in the open student competition to formulate new innovative solutions to establish Environmental Health Equity. We believe Environmental Health Equity is essential for our common future and requires new ways of thinking to improve and develop the built environment in more equitable ways focusing on health.
We would like to challenge you to present out of the box solutions that push the envelope while striking a balance between originality, innovation, and achievability. The proposals are required to focus on the design of urban form (i.e. the physical characteristics that make up built-up areas) and/or institutions (i.e. formal and informal rules and norms in society) and urban form), from redesigning homes to shared public space. We are interested in new ideas how solutions such as tax reforms benefiting the most exposed communities, new technologies and social models can inform spatial design.
The proposal needs to be supported by factual data and evidence to make your case and convince us of the impact your idea might have.
Announcement: October 22, 2020
Submission: December 4, 2020
Winners announced: December 18, 2020
Prizes: a total price money of $ 5 000
Type: student ideas competition
Proposals to be submitted on December 4th at noon (ET) to:
Questions to be send to:
This competition is a student ideas competition. The proposal is required to be submitted in pdf format and can not exceed the limitations set for text and visualizations as well as a 5MB maximum file size.
The proposal is anonymous and should have a clear title and short abbreviation on all pages and is required to include:
One pdf A4/letter page with the title, names of participants and contact information (this page will be removed before review by the jury)
And one pdf separate pdf that includes:
One A4/letter page with a title with subtitle that describes the submission concept and a < 500-word description of the participants definition of environmental health equity and how the proposed concept reaches this
One A4/letter page with illustration(s) to explain and strengthen the concept
One A4/letter page that includes a < 250-word description of the team
An international jury will select 5 winning teams following the criteria:
Originality and vision
Implementation of the strategy into spatial design
Quality of the evidence-based design
Integration of the disciplines represented in the team
Rahel Belatchew Founder and Chief Architect Belatchew
Meta Berghauser Pont Associate Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning, Spatial Morphology Research Group at Chalmers University, Sweden
Erica Cochran Hameen Assistant Professor CMU, USA
Åsa Gren Researcher at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
Justin Garrett Moore AICP, NOMA, Transdisciplinary designer and urbanist, New York, USA
Rebecca Kiernan Principal Resilience Planner City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning
Esther Obonyo Global Building Network Director at Penn State University
Sander Schuur Architect, Creative Director and Founding Partner of sthlmnyc
There is a total price money of $ 5 000 to be divided by three price winners. The competition will list two honorable mentions.
The winning competition submissions will be published on the competition’s website.
The winning proposals and honorable mentions can, when relevant and agreed upon, be further developed in the spring studios at CMU and Chalmers.