EVENTS // Global Cities Summit
Eight student teams from six Ontario universities were selected to exhibit their "big ideas" and innovations for cities on the theme, Getting on Track: Sustainable and Inclusive Prosperity for Cities, in a poster competition at the Global Cities Summit, May 15 and 16, 2014. The finalists represented a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering, geography, planning and public policy.
The exhibit provided an opportunity for students to meet and network with many international delegates and to showcase their work to leaders from around the world, which students expressed to be a rare and valuable experience.
International delegates cast votes for the winning posters, which were announced at the closing of the Summit, and the top three finalists were awarded cash prizes.
Students' Made-In-Ontario innovations garnered praise from international delegates.
The strong interest in and enthusiasm for the students' BIG IDEAS at the Global Cities Summit reflected the interest and discussions involved in urban development around the needs of our cities. Ontario students have shown significant potential for tackling the current and future challenges facing cities towards real sustainable quality of life and inclusive prosperity, considering also placemaking as places to hold social capital. PolisMaker Lab - Politecnico di Milano and I congratulate the competition finalists and winners for their useful contributions, ranging from the concrete to the conceptual, applicable to all delegates, members and partners of the Global Cities Summit from around the World.
-- Prof. Santiago Caprio, Politecnico di Milano
View the eight finalists below!