CNU Charter Awards Adds New Categories
Jury Chair Jeff Speck Introduces Changes for 2014Submitted on 08/6/2013. Tags for this image:
CHICAGO, IL, August 1, 2013- The CNU Charter Awards, the global award for excellence in urban design, is getting a facelift this year. New Jury Chair Jeff Speck has altered and expanded the list of categories that applicants can apply for, recognizing the advances and new directions taken by new urbanists in previous decade.
The categories for this year will be:
While the new categories represent a significant expansion of the Charter Awards, Speck says that they are fully within the new urbanist tradition. "As in all previous years, submissions will be judged against only one standard, which is the time-tested principles put forth in the Charter for the New Urbanism," explains Speck. "While these principles are unwavering, past awards have shown us the great degree of diversity that they welcome. I have proposed this reorganization of the award categories-perhaps temporary-as a reminder that the Charter anticipates a broad range of interpretation, and in hope that it might encourage a larger number of designers to consider their work in its light."
Professionals and students should be pleased with the change in the award submission categories, as it gives more opportunities to be considered "best in show." The 2014 Charter Awards will be accepting submissions as of November 1st, 2013 and will close January 8th, 2014.