Contest to re:connect Vancouver goes global — more than 50 in ideas competition on Viaducts and False Creek

The international invitation to redesign and reconnect the city’s eastern core is drawing global attention but there’s still time to submit your ideas to a contest that offers cash prizes for the best new visions of Vancouver.

Here’s what the city planner Cory Dobson reported this morning in an e-mail blast to people on the re:connect list serve:

Only two and a half weeks remain until the submission deadline for Re:Connect, an open ideas competition for the Viaducts and Eastern Core.  Roll up your sleeves, sharpen your pencils and join the already over 50 individuals from over a dozen countries around that world who are entered to help inspire our city and shape the future of the city’s eastern core.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 2nd with submission due by Friday, November 4th. Winners will be selected by an independent jury of renowned local and international architects, urbanists, educators, sustainability and economics experts. There will also be public voting to select a ‘People’s Choice’ winner in each of the categories (online voting will run from November 21-25, 2011). Winners will be celebrated and profiled at a public forum in early December.

Please refer to the website vancouver.ca/reconnect for additional information or to register for the competition.

Submit your ideas today and help shape Vancouver!