Reminder: Reburbia Ends Friday!

Reminder: Reburbia Ends Friday!

By Sarah Rich
If you haven't yet submitted your entries to the Reburbia competition, time is running out! This Friday, July 31, is the last day for submissions, so get your rendering juices flowing. The newest competition partnership between Dwell and Inhabitat, Reburbia asks you to come up with design solutions that address the future of the suburbs. We'll be featuring the winning entries in Dwell magazine's "Future" issue at the end of this year, as well as online at, and The grand prize winner gets $1000!

The call for entries leaves the suburban territory wide open to your creative reinterpretations. Tell us how you would reuse that behemoth single-family McMansion, or retrofit a vacant strip mall or a big box store to support local agriculture and produce 'burb-grown food. How could we begin to move toward car-free neighborhoods or harness renewable energy for community self-sufficiency?

Whether you zoom in on a small aspect of suburban living or undertake a whole-systems approach, we'll be looking for well-articulated ideas, clear demonstration of the usefulness of your design, and exceptional quality in the renderings of your concept. You can submit as many entries as you like, but each individual entry should be focused on one singular design problem/solution (i.e. a McMansion farm rehab, a bicycle transportation hub, a piezoelectric, energy-generating freeway paving system).

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Pacific on July 31, so get thinking and enter your proposals soon! More information and entry forms can be found at

PLEASE NOTE! While we are requesting that you submit low-res images when entering your proposal online, you will need to supply high-res files if you win! We cannot run winners' entries without this. Be sure you've got the high-res on hand! 


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