Rapid Planning Photo Contest 2016
Impressions and perceptions of urban infrastructure in Da Nang City
DA NANG CITY, 20 November 2016 - The Rapid Planning Photo Contest 2016 invites and challenges photographers to capture the essence of Da Nang´s urban infrastructure including people and places and its integration into the wider urban landscape from 30th October to 30th November 2016, under the supervision on the Rapid Planning Coordination (AT-V), UN-Habitat (UNH) and the Rapid Planning Local Office in Da Nang, together with Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU C-S) and Da Nang University of Architecture (DAU).
In their entries, participants may explore among others the many faces of Da Nang´s urban infrastructure, the demands, needs, challenges and good practices in one out of the four themes: Water and Waste Water (sanitation); Solid waste; Energy; Urban agriculture and food. Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance. The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the winners for Overall prizes and Thematic categories up to 800€. The best 20 entries will be displayed at the Stakeholder Meeting Side Event in the form of an exhibition at Da Nang City Hall from 9th to 14th December 2016. Finally entries will feature on the Rapid Planning website and be compiled into a “Photobook - Impressions and perceptions of urban infrastructure in Da Nang City”.
The contest is opened to all amateur and professional photographers and as such is an opportunity reinforce and promote the Rapid Planning Project within Da Nang, by engaging with the local public with their impressions and perceptions of urban infrastructure. The context is aimed at providing a creative and accessible method of engaging the general public and, sharing and celebrating the research being done by members of the Rapid Planning Project.
Rapid Planning is an action-oriented research project that has been developed and is funded under the umbrella of the Future Megacities Research Program of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The project runs from 01.04.2014-31.03.2019. It seeks to develop a rapid trans-sectoral urban planning methodology, specifically targeting supply and disposal infrastructure. The service sectors covered by the project include energy, water, and wastewater/sanitation, solid waste and urban agriculture/food. Rapid Planning is a global project. That means that it features the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab States, South East Asia and Europe, represented by Frankfurt as a reference city.