The Congress for the New Urbanism and the City of West Palm Beach are pleased to announce an open design competition, AuthentiCITY, in conjunction with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 20th annual Congress in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bringing the world’s foremost minds in urban design, planning, architecture, engineering, and policy making together gives us a unique opportunity to give back to the community of West Palm Beach.
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This year we’re offering a choice of 2 sites for the competition. We felt that the redevelopment of both sites are key to the health and future of downtown West Palm Beach’s adjacent neighborhoods.
A city does not function alone in a vacuum. Healthy places require a diversity of housing options within and adjacent to their centers. West Palm Beach has the distinct advantage that their in-town neighborhoods have not been segregated from the city center by freeways. However the connection to these neighborhoods and their structure as neighborhoods have decayed.
We challenge entrants to propose realistic and incremental solutions to repair and reconnect West Palm Beach’s in-town neighborhood.
We will be releasing specifics about the competition and registration information within the next two weeks. The deadline for registration and submissions will be April 30th. Competition judging will take place at the CNU event in West Palm Beach where the winning submission will be announced.
To get a head-start on your submission, visit our Google Map with base information here.