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News May 2018

Place Design Group achieves only Australian project shortlisted in Global Urban Challenge

World Architecture News (WAN) today announced the shortlist of entrants in their international WAN Urban Challenge, with Place Design Group’s Future Street project one of 12, and the only Australian project to be selected of the 76 entrants.

The WAN Urban Challenge ‘Reclaiming the Streets 2018’, called out for ideas from around the globe, to help address a range of current urban problems, with the opportunity to create a vision for the future.

Place Design Group’s Future Street project is a fantastic case study on what a street from the future could entail, well aligned to the Reclaiming the Streets criteria. The project transformed Alfred Street in Sydney into a street of the future, as part of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2017 International Festival. In partnership with AILA, Smart Cities Council and the Internet of Things Alliance Australia, Place Design Group conceptualised and led the design for ‘Future Street’ to deliver a real-life experience of a potential street from the future.

Winners of the WAN Urban Challenge will be announced on 8 May 2018, with winners selected and invited to join the WAN Urban Task Force in May 2018 in London.

To view the full shortlist, and Place Design Group’s Future Street entry, see the WAN website:

WAN Shortlist Announcement here: