BSP Celebrates Great Student Wins at the IFHP Conference 2013
14 June 2013
The Bartlett School of Planning is celebrating after massive student successes at the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) Conference 2013 , which was organised by the TCPA and hosted by UCL. Planning students from all over the world participated in the IFHP's student competition, Garden Cities for Tomorrow, attracting entries from as far afield as New Zealand and South Africa.
There were two BSP undergraduate entries in the first 5 winning prizes, which were announced at the Opening Ceremony of the IFHP Conference on 9th June. LijIe Choo, Heeseo Rain Kwon, Hong Nicole Nguyen, Hubert Perlinski, Joe Tam and Zhibin Simon Xian secured first prize for their entry entitled 'Elmside Garden Town' and won 1000 euros. The second prize also went to a group of BSP undergraduate students. This entry was entitled 'A 21st ENTury Garden City' which was designed by Simon Burnett, Peter Galazka, Rowena Folkes, Samantha Loy-Fripp and Yuet Yan Lily Woo.
Additionally, a group of BSP postgraduates currently on our MSc in Spatial Planning also secured an impressive 15th place out of a total of ninety entries.
The competition brief was to create a vision of a place by reimagining Ebenezer Howard's Garden City principles, whilst also addressing current urban challenges such as climate change, social justice and economic and technological transformation. Winners were selected by a judging panel comprising, amongst others, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the TCPA, Tony Mulhall from RICS and our very own Dr Elisbete Cidre, Senior Teaching Fellow in Urban Design. The finalist entries were displayed in a special exhibition at UCL during the Congress.