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Urban Design Awards

The City of London is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for this year’s Urban Design Awards. The Call for Entries will be commence Friday, March 24th, 2017 and close on Friday, May 26th, 2017 with the awards ceremony to be held in the fall.  

Click here to view the 2017 Urban Design Awards Call for Entries. This document contains detailed information as well as the entry form. For further information, please contact Jerzy Smolarek at (519) 661-2489 ext.1816 or

Deadline for submission is Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 4:30pm

The City of London recognizes and encourages the implementation of sound urban planning principles. The City's Official Plan, a comprehensive policy document, outlines a multitude of policies intended to promote urban design excellence.

The Urban Design Awards program is intended to recognize and celebrate original design concepts and visionary thinking in the following categories: Buildings; Buildings (Small-Scale Residential); Public Realm Enhancements; Public Spaces and Landscapes; and Large Places and Neighbourhoods.    

The Urban Design Awards program seeks to raise the bar on urban design in London by awarding projects that represent excellence, innovation and visionary thinking. Such awards are intended to inspire developers, architects, landscape architects, planners and designers to advance excellence in their own projects in pursuit of community recognition and appreciation. Council's goal is to emphasize the importance of outstanding urban design in establishing a city environment that is creative, engaging, and attractive. This is an important piece of the Creative City concept which aims to attract people to London through high quality city building.

Following the 2017 awards ceremony the winning entries will qualify for entry to the National Urban Design Awards program, administered by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

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