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Business As Unusual: Imagining a future Australian city

Submission: July 01, 2022
Registration: July 01, 2022
Language: English
Location: Australia
Prizes: $10,000
Type: Student Ideas Competition


The Business as (Un)usual competition invites you to imagine a future Australian city that embodies a new Australian Dream for the twenty-first century. This competition asks you to weave a new dream for Australian cities and express it in a proposal for a future Australian city of 50,000 people or more located in a regional area.. Your future city proposal will consist of an overall vision and the design of a 1km2 precinct.

While Australia has so far dodged the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has dramatically reshaped lifestyle, dwelling and transport preferences. These shifts (amongst others) have reignited a raft of planning issues, including regional settlement patterns, public and private open space provision, housing design, urban density, and mass transit connectivity. This refocusing is timely because the traditional suburban Australian Dream is running out of steam on many fronts and fails to acknowledge tens of thousands of years of Indigenous dreaming.


The competition is open to tertiary students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program at an Australian (or international) university or technical college, and recent graduates (within one year of completion at the competition’s closing date).

You can enter as an individual or a team.

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<