The Main Street Design Challenge

Inspiring action to support Main Street recovery across Canada

The Main Street Design Challenge has been launched! This coordinated engagement effort for all Canadians interested in design and the future of Main Streets will result in a free, open-access playbook of innovative tools that communities will need to rebuild after this global health emergency.

This joint effort by CUI and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada invites participants to develop innovative, responsible, sustainable, and resilient design solutions that can be implemented during COVID-19 recovery and post-pandemic.

The submission portal opens June 22 – help us spread the word to placemakers, designers, and community organizers!

 

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The Main Street Design Challenge is a coordinated engagement effort for all Canadians interested in design to envision the future of Main Streets.

The world must change.

Participants are invited to develop innovative, responsible, sustainable, and resilient design solutions for Canadian Main Streets that can be implemented during the recovery and post-pandemic.

SCHEDULE

Design Challenge launch June 1, 2020
Submission portal open June 22, 2020
Cycle 1 deadline July 17, 2020
Cycle 2 deadline August 14, 2020
Cycle 3 deadline September 18, 2020
Playbook full release October 5, 2020 (World Architecture Day)

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MAIN STREET DESIGN PLAYBOOK

Submissions will be accepted in three cycles, with the first deadline on July 17. All submissions that meet the guideline criteria will be included in the Main Street Design Playbook.

Accepted submissions receive:

‚úst¬†¬†¬†¬† Inclusion in the Playbook

‚úst¬†¬†¬†¬† Acknowledgement in Canadian Urban Institute, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and Bring Back Main Street communications and news

‚úst¬†¬†¬†¬† Promotion and media exposure across Canada

For any questions, please email aholt@canurb.org.

This challenge reflects the importance of design in Main Street revitalization. It gives the design community the opportunity to share knowledge, collaborate and expand access to the tools communities need to rebuild after this global health emergency. We all win when we work together.

PARTNERS

Canadian Urban Institute and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada are collaborating to support the Main Street Design Challenge with a network of supporting partners.

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