The Cities for our Future Challenge

Submission: May 31, 2018
RegistrationMay 31, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture,or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

The winner will receive a £50,000 prize and mentoring with industry experts to bring their idea to life.


£50,000 for a city changing idea

A £50,000 prize will be awarded to the winner, and their idea could be made into a prototype that makes a positive contribution to the world. You will also get the chance to build your professional profile at an international level, potentially kick start a rewarding and varied career, and work with experts within the surveying industry.


  1. First, choose the topic you want to tackle: Rapid Urbanisation, Resource Scarcity or Climate Change, then select the city you’d most like to create a solution for
  2. Read the brief and download the entry document.
  3. Fill in the document with your entry and then submit it online by 31 May 2018. All entries must be in English.


Exciting, innovative ideas that help solve Rapid Urbanisation, Resource Scarcity and Climate Change. Our judges will rate your idea based on impact, excitement, scale, relevance and feasibility.

Go to the competition’s website

cities of the future challenge