Competition :: New Urban Tree

The “New Urban Tree” is a design competition centered on the decreasing tree canopy in North American metropolitan areas. The city leaves little room for the implementation of the necessary amount of trees needed to maintain a proper ecological system. Your task it to develop, through the innovation of biomimicry, a non-biological structure that would function, more or less, as a natural tree would.

USGBC EPMA Design-Build Competion, in coordination with Youthbuild Boston and the Rose Kennedy Grenway Conservancy, host this competition open design professionals and students to develop a new solution to a reoccurring problem. One design will be selected along with three additional designs to be represented through an installation on the Greenway in Spring 2011.

Early Registration is due by January 26th
All Submission and Registration is due by February 11th

For more information and registration forms please visit the competition website. Or feel free to email the competition organizers with any questions at