Van Alen Institute and West Palm Beach launched Shore to Core, a design and research competition to re-imagine the West Palm Beach downtown and understand how cities impact wellbeing. Shore to Core asks:
How can we recreate an urban core so its design is intelligent, flexible, and responsive to the needs of residents and visitors?
How can we create cities that are not only resilient, but also support the well-being of individuals and communities?
Teams are encouraged (but not required) to pre-register their interest by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, July 27 here. Project updates and any answers to questions submitted about the request will be emailed to team leads who have pre-registered.
The competition is open to the public, including non-US citizens. Teams must include at least one designer (an architect, landscape architect, urban designer, and/or planner), and are encouraged to include members with expertise in economic development, environmental psychology, resiliency, placemaking, and the social sciences. There is no maximum number of team members, but the recommended number is three to five.