In January, we issued a challenge to imaginative, problem solving young professionals, start ups and students involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering. The challenge was simple: 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 competition is now closed, and our regional and global judges are deciding who will reach the shortlist and have the chance to win £50,000.
The competition is now closed.
Our international judging panel are now selecting the regional and global shortlists, in order to decide who will win £50,000 and the opportunity to receive mentoring from an RICS professional. Learn more about our judging panels.
We will announce our global winner in November.
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.
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.