Urban Design Awards opens People’s Choice category

The Urban Design Awards aren’t new to London, Ont., but the People’s Choice category is.

Between now and Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., Londoners (and others) have the chance to help choose the winner of the new grouping, which consists of entries from across all other categories: buildings, buildings (small scale residential), public realm enhancements, public spaces and landscapes, large places and neighbourhoods, and adaptive use or rehabilitation. There are 24 entries in total. Abstracts on the full slate of entries are here.

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Interested in having your say? Go to this page to vote.

The biennial awards ceremony is the City of London’s effort “to recognize and celebrate original design, innovative concepts and visionary thinking in the field of urban planning,” said a city news release. “The Urban Design Awards are also intended to inspire developers, architects, landscape architects, planners and designers to advance excellence in their own projects in pursuit of community recognition and appreciation.”

The 2019 Urban Design Awards will be handed out on Nov. 7 at Museum London. Tickets at $20 each ($10 for students) are available at Eventbrite.

The city is also planning a City Building Week for Nov. 4–9 to raise awareness of the importance of city planning in the community.

Author: Cornies

I'm a columnist and writer with continuing interests in arts journalism, Canadian politics and culture, and journalism ethics. I teach occasionally at Western University in London, Ontario. Past lives include coordinating the journalism program at Conestoga College, teaching at Ryerson University's School of Journalism, editing A-section news pages at The Globe and Mail, and various roles at The London Free Press, including arts and entertainment editor and editorial page editor.

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