CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WORLD OLYMPIAD FOR URBAN DESIGN (WOUD-2008) IDENTITY

18 January 2007
Tehran (Iran) - The objective of the World Olympiad for Urban Design is to enhance the quality of urban spaces in the cities of the world. The first World Olympiad for Urban Design will be held in Iran in 2008 and is being organised by the International Art & Architecture Research Association (IAARA) under UN-HABITAT.
Tehran (Iran) -

Introduction
The objective of the World Olympiad for Urban Design is to enhance the quality of urban spaces in the cities of the world. It is intended as a sustainable program to be held every 4 years in one of the member countries of UN-HABITAT. The first World Olympiad for Urban Design will be held in Iran in 2008 and is being organised by the International Art & Architecture Research Association (IAARA) under UN-HABITAT. The theme for the event is "Creativity for Urban Sustainability".

The city is one of the most complicated human issues in sustainable development . Urban design is a scale of involvement in the city frame which provides the field for participation, decision making and building the city for people and it might be the significant place for revision and amendment to urban issue.

Iran, with its historical and archeological background in urban dwelling, urban development and long experience of civilisation is the appropriate origin for this global event.

WOUD-2008 Framework
From each of the member countries of UN-HABITAT, one city will participate in this event by introducing a specific site of the city in order to enhance urban living environment quality with the emphasis on social, cultural, economical, artistic and professional aspects and based on the significant identity and sustainable development indicator, which is a profound and applicable outlook in Agenda 21 of United Nations mandate for sustainable development.

Call for submissions
The Secretariat of World Olympiad for Urban Design (WOUD-2008) and the Iranian Academy of Art, in collaboration with the International Art & Architecture Research Association (IAARA), Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Iranian Union of Graphic Designers, Parsyad Urban Design Research Group and the United Nations Human Settlements Program: UN-HABITAT, are inviting international submissions for the design of the WOUD 2008 identity.

Deadline
5 March 2007

For details on the jury, prizes and submissions specifications, please visit: woud2008.org