City, UNC Charlotte Request Nominations for 2023 Urban Design Awards

Published on August 10, 2023

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 10, 2023) – Nominations for the 2023 Urban Design Awards are now open. 

Also referred to as the “Urbies,” this Urban Design Center-led awards program aims to recognize, celebrate and champion quality urban design in Charlotte while encouraging continued community discussion around what makes for unique and great places.

Beginning today, nominations can be submitted through the online nomination form (NOTE: The nomination period is now closed). Residents are encouraged to nominate their favorite walkable neighborhood, street, urban building or other public space. The People's Choice Award for Great Urban Design, an exciting community-led category, is in its second year.

Over the next two weeks, residents will have the opportunity to nominate outstanding projects in each of the following categories: 

  • Great New Development Near Transit.
  • Great Walkable Neighborhood.
  • Great New Life for an Old Place.
  • Great Public Space.
  • Great Placemaking.
  • Great Street.
  • Great Urban Architecture.
  • Great Urban Design Champion.
  • Great Neighborhood Champion.
  • Great Student Project.
  • Great Suburban Design.
  • People's Choice Award for Great Urban Design.

A panel of 10 urban design experts will choose the best projects in each category based on nomination submissions. Winners will be announced at the Urban Design Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19.

To learn more about the Charlotte Urban Design Awards, please visit the People Make Cities blog. Nominations close on Friday, Aug. 25.