The Research and Documentation Centre in Technology, Architecture and City in Developing Countries (CRD-PVS) at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) has launched an international Student Design Competition tur(i)ntogreen – Farms in A Town. Sponsored by the UN-HABITAT within the “I’m a City Changer” campaign, participants are invited to apply their creative talents in developing new multidisciplinary solutions for a sustainable and inclusive city reflecting new forms of urban management and regeneration through agro-housing and urban-farming models.
Participants will reflect on the following general objectives, related with the key issues of the area:
- To repopulate the neighborhood making it an attractive and vibrant area for younger generations, students, young couples, and the first employed.
- To foster the weaker strata of society, the new citizens, unemployed, seasonal and irregular workers, to settle in the area.
- To constrain the conditions that might lead to speculation, gentrification and social eviction.
- To contribute to increase employment in the area at urban level, starting from its natural green inclination, integrating agriculture, handicraft, and ICT.
- To suggest new lifestyle formats to live the job (flexible time frame, home based, delocalized…), new models of community, new participatory processes to the construction or the maintenance phases not exclusively money based.
- To introduce models of design, construction, management, maintenance and control that engages (partially or totally) the inhabitants.
Registration closes November 21, 2012. Find more information here.