Urban planning, design, participation, and decision-making processes in urban development have increasingly been defined by quantitative data. New data collection technology and its application to urban design have been an interest to big corporations, such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon — all of which have attempted to create a 21-century version of company towns, creating new urban trends known commonly as silicon valley urbanism or Google urbanism. Their respective data sets, collected from millions of users, are used to create comprehensive planning scenarios, including zoning regulations, smart transportation and walkability, density, and greenery.
However, with rising awareness of privacy and data ownership, we'd love to seek alternative data that could become a tool for more sustainable urban design. How can we include what is commonly believed as non-measurable, such as people's emotions, memories, and those qualitative elements of cities into the urban process? This campaign seeks for ideas that incorporate qualitative data into the design process.
Get the chance to join our global exhibition
Every Autumn, we host a city festival & exhibition in multiple Asian cities to share, test, and learn from your ideas. The best ideas from each campaign will be selected and feautured.
Join our publication and other opportunities
We carefully select the most inspiring & aspirational ideas from submissions, and feature them in our annual publication. The individuals / teams behind selected ideas will have the chance to be invited to our educational programs and local projects to participate.