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C40 Cities’ second Students Reinventing Cities competition integrates the 15-minute city and proximity approach to creating green and thriving neighbourhoods.

An integrated approach that improves the socio-ecological connections between the local community and the river in Rome; reimagining of a viaduct into a "walkway-park" with flowerbeds and vegetation in São Paulo; and a 20-minute neighbourhood with indigenous recognition in Melbourne are among the winners of C40 Cities’ second Students Reinventing Cities competition.

More than 1,000 young people across the world took part in the contest, which aims to reimagine urban spaces into green and thriving neighbourhoods.

Climate targets and local challenges

Twelve global cities – Amman, Barcelona, Chengdu, Durban, Freetown, Lisbon, Melbourne, Milan, New Orleans, Rome, São Paulo and Zhenjiang – participated in the competition. Each city identified a priority urban area for students to reimagine, responding to climate targets and local challenges.

Young people from 60 universities across the world developed design solutions to reinvent project sites, integrating the 15-minute city model and proximity approach for low-carbon urbanisation.

The winning proposals were scored on their feasibility, response to local needs, and design of climate-resilient and inclusive neighbourhoods.

In recognition of the high-quality proposals, many cities have offered prizes such as presenting to the mayor of New Orleans, project exhibitions in Rome and Milan, and award ceremonies in São Paulo, Amman and Chengdu.

The next edition of the competition will be launching soon with the following cities: Amman, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Freetown, London, Salvador, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Toronto and Wuhan.

Full details of the student projects can be found at the below links:

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Quelle/Source: Smart Cities World, 30.10.2023

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