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Winners of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Student Design Challenge

Winners of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Student Design Challenge

February 27, 2020 | Center News, Lectures + Talks
This year’s Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards honored the Bronx-based urban revitalization strategist (and MacArthur Fellow) Majora Carter and the Student Design Award winners from Leeds Beckett University , the University of Pennsylvania , and the University of Massachusetts . Two hundred people attended the Awards Ceremony at the Center for Architecture and Design on February 11 th , including the award winners and Philadelphia’s community of developers, urban planners, architects, and urbanophiles. The student winners presented short, PechaKucha-style talks at the ceremony, explaining their designs and how they hoped those designs would benefit Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. Carter presented an inspirational talk about her work and her vision for how communities can be improved without displacing residents. The ceremony was followed by a coffee and dessert reception where the public and the award winners mingled and discussed the concepts and ideas presented. The Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award is presented annually to a professional who has made significant contributions to the field of urban planning through conviction of vision, effective communication, and commitment to improving their community, like the award’s namesake. Majora Carter was honored for her work over the past 20+ years as a real estate developer,...more
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Majora Carter Wins Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

Majora Carter - Winner of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award

January 30, 2020 | Press Releases, Design Competitions, Center News
MIS Capital Returns as Presenting Sponsor Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2020 – The Center for Architecture and Design (Center) will host a talk by Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, Majora Carter, as the recipient of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award . Most known for her work as a real estate developer and urban revitalization strategy consultant, she is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic developments, green-infrastructure projects and policies, and job training and placement systems. Most famously, in 2007 Carter instigated and led the development of the first new South Bronx waterfront park in over 60 years; and most recently launched The Boogie Down Grind to help retain talent in low-status communities. The ceremony will take place at the Center on February 11, 2020. In addition to Ms. Carter’s talk, the ceremony will also honor the winners of the annual Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Challenge, a student design competition which asks university-level students from around the world to design innovative solutions for Philadelphia's neighborhoods, abandoned land, and infrastructure issues which represent modern-day urban design challenges. The first-place winning team receives a $5,000 prize. This year’s challenge asked students to consider how the Chelten Avenue...more