More than 1,000 young people across the world reimagined urban spaces into green and thriving neighbourhoods as part of C40’s global competition.

12 global cities – Amman, Barcelona, Chengdu, Durban, Freetown, Lisbon, Melbourne, Milan, New Orleans, Rome, São Paulo and Zhenjiang – participated in the second edition of Students Reinventing Cities. From redesigning a car-oriented square in São Paulo, boosting affordable housing in Durban, reimagining a historical neighbourhood in Lisbon, and improving pedestrian experiences in Amman, each city identified a priority urban area for students to reimagine, responding to climate targets and local challenges.

Young people from 60 universities across the world developed design solutions to reinvent project sites, integrating the “15-minute city” model and proximity approach for low-carbon urbanisation. 

The winning proposals were scored on their feasibility, response to local needs, and design of climate-resilient and inclusive neighbourhoods. 

In recognition of the high-quality proposals, many cities have offered prizes such as presenting to the Mayor of New Orleans, project exhibitions in Rome and Milan, and award ceremonies in São Paulo, Amman and Chengdu

All competition sites are listed below – learn more about the winners by visiting each project page. Congratulations again to all the winning teams and stay tuned for the third edition, launching soon with the following cities: Amman, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Freetown, London, Salvador, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Toronto and Wuhan!

Second edition winners
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