The 2016 ULI Brisbane Urban Innovation Ideas Competition invites young professionals from the design and property industries to enter their creative ideas for urban innovation. Organised by ULI Asia Pacific and ULI Australia, the 2016 Urban Innovation Competition ‘Connecting Urban Precincts’ builds upon the success of the inaugural event in Sydney in 2015.

The 2016 competition convenors, the ULI Young Leaders’ Group in Brisbane, have selected Brisbane’s inner fringe as the project area.

An ongoing focus of ULI in Australia, the Urban Innovation Initiative supports urban innovation, collaboration and youth leadership in the property industry. The annual competition explores solutions to topical and timely issues or projects relevant to the successful urbanisation of Australian cities.

This year’s competition seeks urban innovations that can transform the interface between the Brisbane City Centre and the Fortitude Valley precinct into a connected, urban, active and sub-tropical place befitting a New World City.

The team winning the Urban Innovation Prize will have the opportunity to present their initiative at the 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

Connecting Urban Precincts

The 2016 competition offers the next generation of design and property professionals a platform to address key urban development issues facing one of Australia’s major cities, Brisbane. Focussing on the importance of creating great urban places to add social, cultural, economic and ecological value, the competition will aim to stimulate ideas on city making; provide a platform for under-35s; promote ULI’s mission to ‘provide leadership in responsible land use’; and remain consistent with ULI’s ongoing dedication to fostering tomorrow’s leaders.

To be conducted in two stages, the competition will see a jury of industry and city leaders shortlist up to three teams based on their ideas in Stage One, with Stage Two requiring these finalists to develop their concepts with mentoring and support from leading practitioners.

Image: ULI competition 2015 Sydney finalist - George Street Living Room