The area is beautifully located on a hill with a view on the old city centre and the lake. However, the area lacks an adequate connection with the surrounding neighbourhoods and between parts within the area itself. Besides that, different kind of functions, such as buildings in which different companies in the media and communication branch are hosted, an institution for the poor elderly, a youth prison, a football stadium and high segment housing are very close to places which are informally occupied by low-income households. This situation leads to social tensions in the Morro Santa Tereza.
We ask the students to come with ideas and concepts that respond to this situation, which is illustrated and described more extensively on the congress website. The deadline for submissions is on the 1st of October 2010, after which an international jury will select three winning teams. These teams receive one ticket to Porto Alegre, entrance to the congress and a sum of 1000, 2000 or 3000 euro’s. The winner(s) will be presenting his/her concept at the congress (approximately 800 people), which will take please at 14-17 November 2010.
Herewith we invite you to participate in the Student Competition. Besides the interaction between undergraduate and graduate students from the most diverse places and cultures, and the exchange and building of knowledge, you make a chance to present your work in Porto Alegre. More information can be found on HERE. For questions, please contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.