LIS x Jacobs Challenge: Reinvent your high street now is over!
LIS x Jacobs Challenge: Reinvent your high street: Do you want to: access and receive mentoring from one of the world’s top engineering firms, get behind-the-scenes of London’s top strategic body, shadow the work being done on billion pound regeneration projects, and present your winning idea to senior professionals?
The LIS x Jacobs Challenge: Reinvent your high street, recenlty announced by The London Interdisciplinary School , now is accepting submissions!
Do you want to: access and receive mentoring from one of the world’s top engineering firms, get behind-the-scenes of London’s top strategic body, shadow the work being done on billion pound regeneration projects, and present your winning idea to senior professionals?
All over the UK, urban centres are being revived and regenerated. In light of Covid-19, the pressure is on to build more, better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. But any attempt to change the urban landscape is a highly complex process. Can the traditional high street be reimagined through these neighbourhood regeneration initiatives, or will they be left behind?
You can choose from one of the two design questions below, to enter the challenge:
Re-design your local neighbourhood centre (e.g. high street, town centre, city centre) for the world of 2050 using one aspect of sustainability from the list below:
– Reducing waste (e.g. landfill, food)
– Reducing energy consumption
– Improving air quality
– Encouraging active travel (e.g. walking, cycling)
– Social sustainability (e.g. improving social inequalities)
Consider the effects that regeneration in local neighbourhood centres might have on big iconic high streets like Oxford Street (London), the Bullring (Birmingham), and Market Street (Manchester)?
There are two parts to each submission:
– A written response of 300-500 words (non-fiction)
– A visual piece of either:
A) One side of A4: poster; infographic; illustration; map; photograph, etc.
B) A video of no more than 2 minutes
Organizer is looking for
One winner will be selected from each category, as well as runners up. The Winners will be announced on October 16, 2020.
The competition is aimed at students between the ages of 16 and 20, though is open to anyone.
The Judging Panel will select one winner from Challenge A and one winner from Challenge B, as well as runners up. Both winners will be invited to present their ideas to senior members of Jacobs and the Greater London Authority (GLA) Regeneration team. They will be offered remote mentoring sessions with a senior member of the Jacobs team. COVID-19 permitting, the winners will also be invited to London to shadow Jacobs, the Meridian Water project, and projects led through GLA’s London Recovery High Street Mission
There is no entry fee to participate!