Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture,or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.
The winner will receive a £50,000 prize and mentoring with industry experts to bring their idea to life.
Submit your idea by 31 May 2018.
Submit your entry by selecting a challenge by core topic and region of the world. The best entries will be shortlisted in June 2018, and each entrant will receive mentoring from a RICS professional to help develop their idea ready for the final global judging.
An international judging panel will select the final winner from the shortlisted applicants in November 2018.
A £50,000 prize will be awarded to the winner, and their idea could be made into a prototype that makes a positive contribution to the world. You will also get the chance to build your professional profile at an international level, potentially kick start a rewarding and varied career, and work with experts within the surveying industry.
Exciting, innovative ideas that help solve Rapid Urbanisation, Resource Scarcity and Climate Change. Our judges will rate your idea based on impact, excitement, scale, relevance and feasibility.
Students in the fields of surveying, design, architecture or engineering.
Start-ups who want to boost the prospects of their proptech, green or built environment business.
Young professionals in the fields of surveying, design, architecture or engineering.
Many countries are facing existential threats, whether that be from rising sea levels, drought, crop failure or natural disasters. The ACU believes universities and their students have a pivotal role to play in finding solutions to these issues.
RICS and the profession have been central to the sustainable development of global cities for 150 years, and this competition is an incredible opportunity for students and young professionals to join us and play a role in shaping the world we live in for generations to come.
I believe that the innovations generated by the Cities for our Future Challenge could help deliver essential solutions, and I am sure that engaging young minds will help provide the spark needed to improve the lives of urban dwellers around the globe.