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Play with Your City 2019: Reimagining Lady Street

The Columbia Design League invites designers to once again Play With Your City through Reimagining Lady, an open design competition.

Entrants are invited to share their ideas for how an underutilized, not-so-pedestrian-friendly corridor (between Main Street and Lincoln Street in Columbia, SC), can be enhanced to link two of the city’s vibrant districts: Main Street and the Vista.

The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

Concepts for Play With Your City 2019 should strive to make the Lady Street corridor a people-first place. Interventions, which can be temporary or permanent, should improve the pedestrian experience and introduce ‘urban stickiness,’ enticements that invite pedestrians to slow down, stop and linger.

Entries should be conceived with a $20,000 total construction budget. Solutions that incorporate and blur the distinctions between architecture, landscape design, urban design and art installation are encouraged. Entrants may work individually, but multi-disciplinary design teams are especially encouraged.

Entries will be evaluated by a national jury of urban designers, planners and city leaders in a blind jury methodology.

Play with Your City 2019 – Submission Fee

The submission fee is $125.