International Student Challenge: UrbanFarm2019 - registration is open

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International Student Challenge: UrbanFarm2019 - registration is open

UrbanFarm2019 - Join the challenge -

The challenge addresses the design of 3 urban agriculture projects, in 3 different locations. Every location will have a winning team and a prize (3 winners in total). Every winning team will receive a money prize and also the opportunity to be part of the realization of the urban farm project. Jackpot is EUR 7500.

Increasing of urban population is leading to re-design and re-place centres of food production in order to make cities more sustainable and to foster the creation of new economies.

To boost this trend, the universities of Bologna and Florence organize the Student Challenge, UrbanFarm2019.

3 months of time to redesign 3 locations, having a look at the 3 spheres of sustainability.

Multidisciplinary student teams from the Faculties of Agriculture, Biology, Architecture, Design, Economics, Engineering and Social Sciences, are invited to join the challenge and design innovative urban agriculture systems that integrate the best architectural and technological innovations for food production in urban environments. Their projects will be based on existing vacant spaces in three Italian cities (Bologna, Belluno and Conegliano), characterized by different peculiarities. Their design should have a strong and entrepreneurial connotation, promoting the generation of new forms of employment for disadvantaged users. For more information download the GuideBook

The competition is open to student teams from all over the world, and teams may comprise students from different universities and universities of applied sciences.

Dr. Francesco Orsini

Coordinator International Student Challenge UrbanFarm2019
Chair, Division Landscape and Urban Horticulture (ISHS)

urban horticulture
Engineering and Social Sciences
General Interest