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The Charter Awards recognize excellence in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning, especially where that excellence engenders more equitable, sustainable, connected, healthy, and prosperous communities.
November 6, 2017: Submission period opens
January 8, 2018: Submissions close at midnight, Eastern Time
May 16-19, 2018: Winners presented during special ceremony at CNU 26.Savannah
Entries are judged on the extent to which they fulfill and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of outstanding buildings and urban places from the scale of the region down to the block and building.
Projects that embody a wide range of Charter principles are more desirable than ones that embody fewer principles. The judging criteria recognize currently built or implemented work as a priority and special achievement, while also acknowledging that large-scale plans can take years to implement physically.
This year’s jury has a particular interest in equitable and inclusive placemaking, acknowledging that principles of inclusiveness are infused at all scales throughout the Charter. Note: Projects that do not specifically address equity and inclusion are still eligible to apply.
If you have any questions about the Charter Awards, please contact Lisa Schamess at firstname.lastname@example.org