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Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia's iconic 20th-century city planner, Edmund N. Bacon [1910-2005], this annual program honors both professionals and students whose work epitomizes excellence in urban design. Each year, a professional who has made significant contributions to the field of urban planning - through conviction of vision, effective communication, and commitment to improving their community - is selected to receive the Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award. 

In addition, the winner of our student urban design competition is honored with the Edmund N. Bacon Student Urban Design Award.  The student design competition attracts undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe and the competition focuses on an area or location in Philadelphia.  Students are challenged to present bold ideas that will improve the area, while prioritizing community needs as a core tenet of design excellence.

Student Urban Design Competition Timeline

July - August 2023: Competition Brief Launches

September 21, 2023: Workshop on Culturally Competent Community Engagement

(If you were unable to attend, please reach out to carly@philadelphiacfa.org to request the link for the recording)

October 6, 2023: Deadline for questions

January 31, 2024: Final date to submit entries

March 7, 2024: Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia

Honorees

2023
Theresa Hyuna Hwang

2022
Toni L. Griffin

2021
Mindy Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, Hon. AIA

2020
Majora Carter

2019
Jennifer Keesmaat

2018
Enrique Peñalosa

2017
Theaster Gates

2016
Jan Gehl

2015
Judith Rodin, PhD

2014
Ed Rendell

2013
John Hickenlooper

2011/2012
Janette Sadik-Khan

2010
Denise Scott Brown

2009
Maurice Cox

2008
John O. Norquist

2007
Paul Goldberger

2006
Robert A.M. Stern

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