LIS x Jacobs Challenge: Reinvent your high street
Do you want to: access and receive mentoring from one of the world’s top engineering firms, get behind-the-scenes of London’s top strategic body, shadow the work being done on billion pound regeneration projects, and present your winning idea to senior professionals?
All over the UK, urban centers are being revived and regenerated. In light of Covid-19, the pressure is on to build more, better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. But any attempt to change the urban landscape is a highly complex process. Can the traditional high street be re imagined through these neighborhood regeneration initiatives, or will they be left behind?
The London Interdisciplinary School has teamed up with Jacobs and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to host an exciting competition around the future of cities. If you’re interested in sustainability, urban design, engineering, social change, architecture, or well being, then this is the challenge for you.
There are two challenges to choose from: Either re-design your local neighborhood center, or consider the effects regeneration efforts would have on an icon high street like Oxford Street. You can submit a written response or a visual piece to either of the challenges. The judging panel will be choosing a winner from each challenge, as well as runners up.
-Thomas Darcy (City Growth Director, Jacobs)
-Nivedita Vijayan (Principal Urban Designer, Jacobs)
-Lisa Woo (Head of Place Making, London Borough of Enfield)
-Mathilde Lebreton (Senior Project Officer, Greater London Authority Regeneration Team)
-Marielle van der Meer (Director of Partnerships and Networks, LIS)
-Dr Ash Brockwell (Faculty, LIS)
LIS have teamed up with Jacobs and the London Mayor’s Office to host an exciting competition around the future of cities. If you’re interested in sustainability, urban design, engineering, social change, architecture, or wellbeing, then this is the challenge for you.
The prize? Mentoring from one of the world’s top engineering firms, behind-the-scenes access to City Hall, shadowing a billion pound regeneration project, and the opportunity to present your winning idea to senior professionals.
The London Interdisciplinary School
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Our judging panel will select two winners (one from each challenge) as well as runners up.
Both winners will be invited to present their ideas to senior members of Jacobs and the GLA Regeneration team. They will be offered remote mentoring sessions with a senior member of the Jacobs team. COVID-19 permitting, the winners will also be invited to London to shadow Jacobs, the Meridian Water project, and projects led through GLA’s London Recovery High Street Mission.
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
The challenge is aimed at those aged 16-20, but open to anyone.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes September 30, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project September 30, 2020
Winners announcement Date October 16, 2020
Location of Competition
London, United Kingdom
Location of Project (if developed)
London, United Kingdom
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