April 7, 2020
A gathering of students from around the United States will convene online to compete in the 18th annual ULI / Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition this week. With a $50,000 grand prize in the running and another $30,000 in prizes, students will compete to solve an urban challenge in Miami.
An area in midtown Miami, split between the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods, will be the study site for the 2020 competition. Actual design, planning, and development scenarios will be proposed that reflects Miami’s vision to reduce congestion and become more resilient by encouraging walkable neighborhoods around transit nodes. The Florida East Coast Railway bisects the study area envisioned as a thriving, mixed-use neighborhood around a commuter train station. Students will consider issues of housing affordability, sustainability, and resilience in their proposals.
This year, 124 teams representing 56 universities in the U.S. and Canada registered to compete. A jury of ULI members will select four finalist teams. The teams will present their proposal twice: first to a panel of local experts, and then to the jury during a public forum on April 7.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser