We aspire to future green
cities around the globe—cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and
just. What does this mean?
Let’s imagine. What are
the stories of people and nature in cities in 2099? What will cities be like to
live in? Are they lush and green, verdant and biodiverse? What will cities look
like; be made of? How will they be designed and powered? Will they be tall,
short, dense, under ground or under water? What of public spaces? Social
organization? Mobility? Government? Sustainability and food? Wildlife? Climate
change and resilience? Poverty, consumption, wealth, and justice? How will we
interact and relate to one another and the natural world? What sort of stories
can we tell about our communities and the spaces that will shape them?
You tell us. What are the stories
of people and the nature of cities in 2099?
The Nature of
Cities and partners ArtsEverywhere.ca,
the University of Utah, the University of Utah’s Center for Ecological Planning
+ Design, the New YorkCity Urban Field Station, the University ofJohannesburg,
the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture, and Trinity
College Dublin want to imagine with you. Here we announce the Stories of the Nature of
Cities 2099 Prize for Urban Flash Fiction. From among all
submissions, we’ll choose up to six prize recipients in 2018, with 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd prize categories, plus honorable mentions.