Sustainable Cities Design Challenge

The Sustainable Cities Design Challenge successfully promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary work to design the cities of tomorrow.
What is the Sustainable Cities Design Challenge?
Throughout workshops, interactive activities, field trips and group sessions with experts and leading academics, multidisciplinary teams work together on a case study to improve sustainable city design and liveability.
Teams compete in a game-based environment to solve this challenge.

What are the benefits of the Design Challenge?

  • Participants develop skills for collaboration and gain a multidisciplinary approach which are key to tackle sustainability issues of our cities.
  • Participants are equipped with knowledge and skills to enable more sustainable and liveable places.
  • Professionals get involved in sustainability issues and contribute uniquely from the perspective of their discipline. Consequently, more effective solutions are obtained with the contributions from each discipline harmoniously integrated.

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Future vision:

International Sustainable Cities Design Challenge Download the Brochure (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Sustainable Cities Design Challenge 2021

21 June 2021 9:00am25 June 2021 5:00pm
The ‘Urban Design Challenge’ took off at The University of Queensland on 21 June 2021. It taught participants the value of multidisciplinary teamwork in addressing complex urban issues through integrated water and energy design for sustainable and resilient cities.

Sustainable Cities Design Challenge 2019

24 June 2019 9:00am28 June 2019 5:00pm
The Urban Design Challenge Winter School challenges multidisciplinary teams of planners, architects, engineers and others, to create new urban developments that are more liveable, sustainable, resilient and resource efficient.