|Competition Name:||2015 Better Philadelphia Challenge: The Future of Petty Island|
|Competition Description:||This annual competition (Formerly the Ed Bacon Student Design Competition) challenges university-level students from around the world to address real-world urban design issues in Philadelphia that have application not only to our city, but to urban centers around the globe.|
Pre-Registration Deadline: 11:59PM EDT, October 02, 2014
Competition Takes Place: October 03 – 24, 2014
Awards Ceremony: February 2015 (tentative)
More info: www.EdBacon.org
Petty Island, the site of multiple development proposals over the centuries (even Louis Sullivan drafted plans for an entertainment complex on the island in 1907), languishes today as a nearly-forgotten storage site for petroleum tanks and cargo containers. How might Petty Island – and the land adjacent to it on the Philadelphia side of the Delaware River – be developed as a visionary 21st Century complex that creatively addresses today’s and tomorrow’s cultural, environmental, and economic needs?
The 2015 competition is open to students of all disciplines and academic levels who are registered at a college or university for the duration of the competition (October 03 – 24, 2014). Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams of any size and from any discipline, as long as all members of the team are matriculating students. Teams may include students from one school or from several schools.
Entrants MUST electronically submit one (1) presentation board which measures 80” wide x 40” tall (203cm x 101.5cm) as a PDF document. Entrants MUST also electronically submit one (1) 10-slide PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. The purpose of this slide show is to help tell the story of your proposal and will also become the basis of your public presentation at the awards ceremony, should your team win.