CNU is seeking submissions for the 2011 Charter Awards, its premier annual juried awards program. The awards recognize outstanding design, development and policy achievements from around the world that embody the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism and expand our understanding of their role in transforming communities for the better.
The CNU Charter Awards will now offer a prize of $5,000 to the best professional project and $1,000 for the best academic project. These Grand prize winners will be selected from the group of final Charter Award winners and will be chosen by the jury due to its outstanding fulfillment of the principles of New Urbanism. The grand prizes have been made possible by the Fund for the Environment & Urban Life, which is committed to supporting communication programs that will create wider awareness of environmental and urban issues, innovations, solutions and behavior change.
The Charter Awards program is unique in its emphasis on the entirety of the built and natural environment — from the function and sustainability of regions to the fine-grain architectural details that strengthen people’s ties to a place over time. The Charter Awards look at how plans and projects integrate with their contexts and, consequently, how they improve both the human experience of place and the relationship between the built and natural environments. Submissions are invited across the Charter’s three scales, from broad regions to individual blocks and buildings. Chairing this year’s jury will be CNU co-founder Elizabeth Moule, Principal of Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, Pasadena, California.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 12, 2011
See the full notice here.