Urban development

Detailed competition program for the 2022 Urban Planning category

In its 17th edition, the Eurasian Prize places special emphasis on sustainability as a huge factor in today’s urban development. Environmental awareness has become a trend in society, that cannot be ignored when building and re-designing urban spaces. Besides, there is no denying that the past 2 years of COVID-19 pandemics have encouraged planners and landscape architects to reconsider their relationship on urban spaces and the function of the places for living, working and playing. In order to adequately tackle these issues, urban planning needs to move beyond sustainability to incorporate regenerative development frameworks. Key to this is activating and increasing citizen participation in a fractal-like, multi-scaled, community-led, bottom-up planning process, where active citizens design, construct, and are part of the futures they wish for their territories. In focus: The regenerative city as a New Urban Paradigm.


  • Urban planning systems — Settlements systems, agglomerations; Plans of urban districts, municipalities, and rural settlements; Site Plans, plans of cities, towns; Revitalization, and transforming of existing structures cities, and neighborhoods to meet their ideas of urban planning.

  • Residential environment — Residential development projects: residential quarters, districts, micro districts; Residential area infrastructure, courtyards of residential development; Suburban residential development.

  • Comfortable urban space and landscape — Comfortable public spaces in city fabric: squares, pedestrian streets, gardens and parks, squares and boulevards, embankments, areas of public buildings, industrial enterprises; Landscape architecture.

  • Transport planning — Transport infrastructure facilities, transport interchange hubs; Street infrastructure: streets, avenues, thoroughfares, bridges; Planning and design for sustainable urban mobility.

The jury will assign extra points to the entries which are built around the three-pronged sustainability concept, including and combining social, environmental, and economical aspects. For this reason, participants are asked to specify how their projects relate to the following sustainability aspects and regenerative design strategies:

  • Long-Term Vision;
  • Stronger connections between nature and humankind;
  • The connection between urban design and mental health improving;
  • A reassessment of zoning and development regulations overall, rejection of the principle of “single-use zoning”;
  • Increased appreciation of space and open spaces, flexibility, and the many faces of outdoor space;
  • A move to more innovative movement, Innovative and alternative transport solutions to future-proofed cities;
  • Optimize land use;
  • Collaboration development, Public engagement;
  • Building healthy and Sustainable communities;
  • Create integrated networks.

1st stage

April 1, 2022 — January 15, 2023

Submission period

2nd stage

January 2023

International Jury Voting

February 2023

Short list announcement

3rd stage

February 2023

International Jury Voting 2nd stage

February 2023

Public Online Voting

March 2023

Laureates announcement

TBA Final Event GALA

For further details on the timeline please refer to Eligibility & Rules.

The Eurasian Prize Awards Program is a globally targeted initiative which welcomes participants from all countries.

Architects, designers, technologists, architectural engineers, building contractors, architectural bureaus, design studios, manufacturers, and engineering companies are invited to enter the professional competition program.

In order to participate you have to apply with projects designed or completed in the past five (5) years, between 2017 and 2022, and which have never been awarded with the Eurasian Prize at the Professional level.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules

  1. Register a new account on the Eurasian Prize website.
  2. Add your entry(-ies)* on the Eurasian Prize website, adding images and description.
  3. Provide fee payment.

* The number of entries per entrant is unlimited

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules

Participants in the Urban Development category provide fee payment based on the deadline:

  • EARLY Entry: payment until May 30, 2022 — $189 USD per entry
  • REGULARLY Entry: payment until June 30, 2022 — $229 USD per entry
  • LATE Entry: payment until December 30, 2022 — $279 USD per entry
  • FINAL Deadline: payment until January 15, 2023 — $339 USD per entry


  1. If you submit multiple entries, you will receive a 15% reduction in the submission fee for your second and following entries later.
  2. If payment for the entry fee is provided by a legal person (entity, private or public organization), the first fee payment increases by $140 USD.
  3. If an entry is submitted under a business, public organization or brand name which will be featured on the award certificate and in all promo materials, and the payment is provided by an individual, the first fee payment increases by $140 USD. This does not apply to participants who decide to provide payment as a legal person.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules

  • Fully completed information about the team of authors;
  • Images for Jury: illustrations, drawings, diagrams, revealing the content of the project in JPG format, each illustration no more than 2048×2048 pixels in size and no more than 1.5 MB. (single images only, no collages);
  • Images should be named so: the code of entry with numbers # 1,2,3 … in order of importance (Code # 1 – the Main Image). For architectural projects, the presentation of plans and sections of buildings and structures is mandatory. The number of images – up to 20;
  • Entry description must contain a title and a narrative of at least 200 words and no more than 400 words. The description must indicate the entry status and year;


  • link to full materials about the project (ZIP or RAR archive): Illustrative material in high resolution, including a portrait of the team (jpg, jpeg files). Video about the project (optional, mov, mpg, flv or mp4 files): no more than 300 MB. Extended description of the project or press materials (optional), full list of authors. The total weight of the archive – no more than 1 GB.

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