Urban design is slowly staking out its rightful place in the mainstream, and a new biennial awards programme acknowledging urban design projects and to promote the benefits of high quality placemaking in New Zealand’s towns and cities has just been launched.
Entries are now being called for in the inaugural New Zealand Urban Design Awards 2012 in two categories: Built Projects, which includes urban design-based projects constructed since 2000, and Envisaging Projects, which are defined as urban design-based projects that prepare planning frameworks for new urban developments or for the redevelopment of existing sites.
The following organisations have combined to support the new awards: New Zealand Institute of Architects; New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects; Property Council New Zealand; New Zealand Planning Institute; and New Zealand Urban Design Forum.
See nzurbandesignawards.co.nzfor more. Entries close at 3pm, September 14. The winners will be announced on November 8.