OCEANIA NATURE-BASED URBAN ADAPTATION DRIVEN BY INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE DESIGN COMPETITION

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Location: Oceania
Categories: Idea, Resilient City, Sustainable Development, Public Buildings, Public Space, Public Infrastructure, Water management, Urban
Submission deadline: November 18, 2022, at 05:00 PM
Language: English
Organizers: NUWAO

 

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Introduction: We invite you to share your vision of nature-based urban design solutions, driven by Indigenous knowledge that support climate change adaptation and individual and community wellbeing. We invite submissions of urban design, landscape design, architecture, temporary structures, interior architecture, public infrastructure and buildings, etc. The scale may be a single site or structure, up to a concept for a whole town or city.

Summary: If you could imagine a happier and healthier way of living that supports the resilience of community and our ecologies, what would that look like and how does that work? Can design help to integrate nature into urban spaces and transform them so they can evolve or regenerate socio-ecological living systems? How can we respond to societal challenges using Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) together with Indigenous knowledges, while acknowledging, celebrating, and working with local cultural identities? How do these solutions work with the future predicted challenges we are facing? What does better living mean for you and how does that improve our ecologies and wellbeing in just ways? Can climate adaptation contribute to increased Indigenous tino rangatiratanga (self-determination / sovereignty) and mana (pride)?

We invite submissions of urban design, landscape design, architecture, temporary structures, interior architecture, public infrastructure and buildings, etc. The scale may be a single site or structure, up to a concept for a whole town or city.

3 CATEGORIES: 1) Professional 2) Student 3) Youth / General Public. Each category has more than $NZ2000 available in prize money.

The geographic scope for this competition is focused on urban areas of Oceania.

This competition is organised by NUWAO (Nature-based Urban design for Wellbeing and Adaptation in Oceania), which is a research project funded by the Royal society of New Zealand. The competition is sponsored by The NZ Commission for UNESCO, Resene, Zealandia, and the Restoring Urban Nature project.

Please see www.nuwao.org.nz for more details and to register.

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