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MIT City Science

Thursday — Saturday
July 1, 2021 —
September 4, 2021

Places for Change & Transformation

2020 was a global experiment that profoundly altered human activity patterns. When public facilities were shuttered, our homes were found to be ill-suited for their new role as the center of work, learning, shopping, healthcare, and exercise. Now, after a year of working virtually, companies are rapidly transitioning to a hybrid form of work that may make the traditional office—and rush hour commuting—obsolete. Many city leaders are realizing that both climate change and societal inequities may be best addressed community by community. Clearly, a new model for design and technology is needed in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

For this competition, the MIT City Science group and New Taipei City challenges participants to seek answers to the following questions:

  • How can we enable more resilient, equitable, high-performance communities that gracefully adapt over time to evolving economic, technological, and social conditions? (adaptation over time)
  • How can our places dynamically transform in order to accommodate the complex and rapidly changing needs of people?  (real-time transformation)

Applications are open through September 4th, 2021.
More information is available on the competition website. 

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