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2016 Australian Urban Design Awards open

Registration for the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards is now open, and entries will be accepted from 11 July to 9 September.

The Australian Urban Design Awards were created by then-prime minister Paul Keating’s Urban Task Force in 1996.

The program recognizes contemporary Australian urban design projects of the highest quality and aims to encourage cities, towns and communities across the country to strive for best practice in all projects.

There are four awards:

  • Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered outcome – large scale
  • Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered outcome – small scale
  • Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, programs and concepts – large scale
  • Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, programs and concepts – small scale

The awards allow for professional recognition and exposure of urban design work to a national audience, and cover a wide range of urban design including initiatives, built projects and publications that will make a difference to the places, spaces, buildings and infrastructure of Australia’s cities and towns.

The awards are convened by the Planning Institute of Australia with the support of the following organizations: Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Green Building Council of Australia, Consult Australia, Engineers Australia, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and Urban Design Forum. The principal partner is Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia, with supporting partners Holcim, iGuzzini, PTA Landscapes and Think Brick Australia.

The awards will be presented in Melbourne on 13 October.

For further information and registration details visit the Australian Urban Design Awards website.

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