WHO CAN JOIN?
This year we are welcoming applications from two categories:
Cities: Local governments and municipalities through city decision-makers, mayors, public servants, local authorities, and public city-wide organisations.
Urban Practitioners: Organizations and individuals working in the urban arena such as urban planners, designers, architects, developers, public space activists, social innovators, schools, sociologists, artists, cultural managers, community organisations, and any citizens that have implemented a playful placemaking initiative.
HOW WILL THE COMPETITION WORK?
The submitted initiatives will be evaluated by a jury panel who will take into account a balanced selection of proposals with a diverse range of impact, stakeholders, location, scale and contexts.
The Real Play City Challenge will award two winners for each theme.
One winning initiative will be initiated by cities and one initiated by urban practitioners.
This will give us 6 winners in total.
Special mentions will be granted to projects that can still be an inspiration to others.
The shortlist of nominated initiatives will be made public at the Placemaking Week Europe in Pontevedra.
Winning initiatives will be those that have successfully used playful placemaking to help local communities address global challenges. The jury will be paying close attention to those initiatives, which
show new and innovative ways of combining these global challenges with play in the public realm,
have succeeded in creating sustainable ownership in the local community
are also mindful and have impact on the other two topics
have high impact and are easily replicable in other cities around the world
can help to extend the evidence of play
WHO WILL LOOK AT MY PROPOSAL?
The organising team selecting the finalists is:
Real Play Coalition:
Sara Candiracci, PhD
Associate Director At Arup - Inclusive and Resilient Cities Lead
Global Communication Business Partner for Strategy, Development & Innovation | IKEA (Ingka Group)
Initiatives Lead (Director) at The LEGO Foundation
Corporate Partnerships Manager at UNICEF
Kobus van der Heever
Project Director at National Geographic
Real Play Coalition Secretariat | Global Sustainable Development Programme Manager at Arup
Real Play Coalition Secretariat | International Development | Cities and Infrastructure Resilience at Arup
Partner at STIPO
Partner at Huasipichanga, Thought leader at PlacemakingX
Project Manager and Network Development, Placemaking Europe
Program Manager at Huasipichanga
IS MY INITIATIVE ELIGIBLE?
In order to apply, your initiative needs to meet all of the following conditions:
It is initiated by a city or an urban practitioner.
It uses placemaking to create environments in a public space that give people time, space and opportunities to play.
It is embedded in at least one of the three themes of the Real Play City Challenge 2022 Edition.
29 JUNE 2022
08 AUGUST 2022
25 AUGUST 2022
04 SEPT 2022
28 SEPT 2022
Launch of the Challenge at the World Urban Forum 2022
Informative webinars - Check our website
Q&A - Deadline to submit questions
Q&A - Responses to questions published
Deadline for submissions
Finalists’ shortlist - Placemaking Week Europe
Winners public announcement
Online sessions for winning Cities and Urban Practitioners