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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