Reinventing Cities

Seeking creative minds with a vision for a greener urban future!

Chicago, USA
Cape Town
Dubaï
Rio de Janeiro
Paris
Chicago

A global competition for innovative, carbon-free and resilient urban projects

We warmly thank the teams that continue working their proposals in this complex moment. The C40 and the participating cities remain fully committed to the organization of this competition.

Initiated by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and made possible thanks to the support of Climate KIC, Reinventing Cities is a global competition that seeks to transform underutilized sites through sustainable and community-focused projects to drive decarbonised and resilient urban regeneration. To amplify the success of the first competition, C40 is now enabling cities to continuously join Reinventing Cities with new sites, to create an ongoing and dynamic competition and to catalyse systemic change. Today, C40 is launching 25 new sites to be reinvented in 9 cities: Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Reykjavik, Roma and Singapore. Through this competition, C40 and the participating cities invite multi-disciplinary teams of architects, planners, developers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, start-ups, neighbourhood collectives, innovators and artists to submit proposals which deliver carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration, and can serve as a model for city landmarks of the future.
14 site(s)In competition

Timeline

of a Reinventing Cities Competition

Phase 1

Preparation of the Expression of Interest

Selection of the Finalists

Phase 2

Preparation of Final Proposals

Selection of Winning Projects

3 to 5 months

2 to 3 months

4 to 6 months


2 to 3 months

Words from Mayors

Climate change and global warming present an existential threat to the human race and will require a unified global response at all levels of society. Scientists estimate that we are currently on a trajectory that will increase average global temperatures by two degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2100. If these emissions are not appropriately addressed, cities will become increasingly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

At the heart of the city lies an opportunity, as urban density presents a greener way of living. Urban density can create the possibility for a better quality of life and a lower carbon footprint through more efficient infrastructure and improved urban planning.

Therefore, cities and private actors must work together to showcase new models for decarbonized development, buildings, and services to households and businesses in hopes for their widespread uptake and adoption.

As Mayors, we are committed with the C40 to move a step forward in our fight against climate change and to organize Reinventing Cities, an unprecedented global competition to stimulate sustainable development and to celebrate innovative solutions to environmental and urban challenges.

We hope Reinventing Cities will set new standards of carbon-neutral and resilient development and will enable the implementation of projects across a wide range of architecture practices, typologies and uses. With this competition, we are calling the private actors to work with us to identify new solutions and to deliver the city of tomorrow, today.

Mayors of the participating Cities 
Mayors of the participating cities (Auckland, Cape Town, Chicago, Houston, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montréal, Oslo, Paris, Portland, Reykjavik, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, San Francisco, Vancouver)

#Reinventingcities

Kory Bobrow
@KoryBobrow
14:42    18 / 10
RT @AffairesMtl: Félicitations à l’équipe de @SidLee Architecture qui remporte l’appel à projets Réinventer Montréal 2020-2021 pour revital…
Michel D. Theauvette
@M_Theauvette
14:01    17 / 10
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Mirentxu Aguerre
@MirentxuAguerre
19:45    15 / 10
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Cristina Andoni
@Future_ie_Now
19:44    15 / 10
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m@rie
@mtn_carnet
18:27    15 / 10
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Nathan Dratler
@nathandratler
16:18    15 / 10
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Sylvain Ouellet
@SylvainOuellet
16:11    15 / 10
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Affaires Montréal
@AffairesMtl
16:05    15 / 10
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ChenesaràdCittàStudi
@savecittastudi
20:09    14 / 10
RT @AdriDaLambrate: Di #ReinventingCities Maran diceva "il vincitore non è chi offre più soldi, ma chi presenta il miglior progetto ambient…
Adriana Da Lambrate
@AdriDaLambrate
20:04    14 / 10
Di #ReinventingCities Maran diceva "il vincitore non è chi offre più soldi, ma chi presenta il miglior progetto amb… https://t.co/n8S9b859TR
alfonso rodriguez
@kaxondeus
15:48    14 / 10
RT @AffairesMtl: Félicitations à l’équipe de @SidLee Architecture qui remporte l’appel à projets Réinventer Montréal 2020-2021 pour revital…
Matteo Verdoni
@Matteo_Verdoni
15:37    14 / 10
RT @SchneiderItalia: Oggi alla #BiennaleArchitettura di #Pisa: il progetto #MoLeCoLa sarà presentato da @ParkAssociati. Siamo orgogliosi di…
SchneiderElectric IT
@SchneiderItalia
07:30    14 / 10
Oggi alla #BiennaleArchitettura di #Pisa: il progetto #MoLeCoLa sarà presentato da @ParkAssociati. Siamo orgogliosi… https://t.co/o5hYXDA2fD
Arnold Beaudin
@ArnoldBeaudin
17:06    13 / 10
RT @DesignMontreal: Félicitations aux deux équipes qui ont présenté leur proposition pour revitaliser le site du 4000 rue Saint-Patrick dan…
Denis Morin
@DenisMorinMots
17:05    13 / 10
RT @AffairesMtl: Félicitations à l’équipe de @SidLee Architecture qui remporte l’appel à projets Réinventer Montréal 2020-2021 pour revital…