A series of low-carbon urban quarters are set to be built as part of Reinventing Cities, a global competition that aims to help cities eliminate carbon emissions. Construction will start on competition-winning projects in cities including Milan, Paris, Reykjavik, Oslo, San Francisco and Montreal. Top: the Kadans Science Partner building by Rubio Arquitectura is one of the competition-winning projects. Above: Barreca & La Varra has designed a scheme in Milan as part of the competition "They’re starting their implementation," said Hélène Chartier, head of zero-carbon development at C40 Cities , "a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change". The Paris-based organisation, which now has 97 member cities that together represent a quarter of the global economy, is managing the competition. "We have got the building permits and they are starting," said Chartier. Iceland’s largest timber building is set to be built C40 Cities launched the competition four years ago "to drive carbon-neutral and resilient urban regeneration". In total, 49 projects in 19 different cities will be realised as part of the competition, which called for proposals to develop underutilised spaces into "beacons of sustainability and resiliency". Winners were chosen on the basis of the ambition of […]

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