C40 | Reinventing cities 1


Cities occupy two percent of the
world’s landmass. But in terms of climate impact, they leave
an enormous footprint… …accounting for more than 70% of
the global CO2 emissions. Also, with 90 percent of the world’s urban
areas situated on coastlines… …cities are at high risk of some of the
most devastating impacts of climate change. The way we plan and build our cities today
will define our cities of tomorrow. Zero carbon, and climate resilient developments
must become the norm and it is therefore important… …that cities get it right. Reinventing ities in a nutshell. C40’s Reinventing Cities is a global design
competition that seeks to unlock underutilised… …spaces in cities and engage the private sector
in decarbonised and resilient urban planning. Whether it’s a small plot of land… …a large new development area… …or an abandoned building… …the goal is to create reinvented, sustainable… …and community-focused places. The competition comprises two phases. The first phase consists of the
general expression of interest. At this point, teams get formed combining
architects, developers, engineers, environmentalists… …neighborhood groups, innovators and artists. They submit their intentions and ideas… …for transforming the unused city spaces into models… …of sustainability and social inclusion. During the second phase, C40 and the participating
cities form juries of experts… …to select three finalist teams for each site. These teams will be given the opportunity
to work out their proposals into more detail… …by… …providing a clear and reliable
carbon assessment of their project… …and precising their solutions to address
the 10 challenges for climate… …defined by the competition guidelines. By making sure the project is
well integrated into the local context… …and by proposing a relevant bid to buy
or lease the site from the city. At the end of the bidding process, the juries
select the best project for each site with… …environmental and community
benefits as primary considerations. And the winner is…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *