2021 WUPENiCity International Competition on Students Course Works of Urban Design and WUPENiCity International Competition on Urban Sustainability Reports is co-organized by WUPEN (World Urban Planning Education Network), UNESCO-iCity Website, Guihua Journal.
This year, the competitions are open to all students major in urban planning and related disciplines. We aim to enhance students’ capacities in connecting planning and design knowledge with practical issues in ecological environment, economic growth, social progress.
At the same time, we encourage international students and cross-disciplinary students to join this competition, to promote the development of international planning and design education as well as open communication among students.
There is no limitation of the theme in the competition so long as the content addresses to sustainable development, urban planning and construction and the findings could make contribution to reveal either facts, problems, or proceeding laws. The multiple research methods, such as interviews, questionnaires, case analysis, and so on are encouraged.
The topic of Competition on Students Course Works of Urban Design concentrates on “Intelligent JiaYuan of Future”. Participants are required to submit urban design works with unique and innovative perspectives, and a set of comprehensive and professional methods.
“JiaYuan” is the most basic and essential unit of urban social space for Chinese, and there is challenging but eternal efforts to coordinate human and nature, encourage the sharing among people, and the coexist the material and the spirit through resources reallocation in the form of community planning to reach a better life.
“Intelligent” is the new trend on advent of technology revolution, which is also a term with complexity including smart living, smart transportation, smart education, smart medical care, smart scientific research, smart services, etc. It is of significant importance to truly realize the Intelligent JiaYuan(Community), solve the most caring problem for the people, and add up social value , which are critical for the transformation of the thinking modes and practical abilities of the planners and designers.