51st Conference - Invitation to Exhibit

Exhibit | Exhibit Criteria | Exhibit Presentations

Successful Designs for
Making Cities Healthy for All

Urban designers, landscape architects, architects, planners, developers and cities are invited to submit proposals for an exhibit of Successful Designs for Making Cities Healthy for All. Projects in design or construction phase (eligible for inclusion in the Exhibit) must be real projects commissioned with the intention to build. Completed projects (eligible for inclusion in the Exhibit, AND the Awards Program) must already exist and be in use, having been completed or restored within the last ten years.

Six categories of exhibits are eligible:

  1. NEIGHBORHOOD PLAZAS
  2. ACTIVE MOBILITY & COMPLETE STREETS
  3. FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOUSING
  4. HOUSING THE HOMELESS
  5. MIXED USE
  6. 10-MINUTE NEIGHBORHOODS

All selected projects in all categories will be exhibited at the conference. Awards will be made for outstanding completed projects already in use. Winning projects will be promoted on the IMCL website, www.LivableCities.org.

Application Deadlines

  • December 20, 2013 - Deadline for application form, statement of project philosophy/design criteria, Electronic Exhibit, and application fee ($225)
  • January 20, 2014 - Applicants notified of acceptance
  • March 1, 2014 - Deadline for registration of representative at the 51st  IMCL Conference, Portland
  • April 1, 2014 - Deadline for final version of Electronic Exhibits of completed projects already in use (eligible for the Awards program). Beginning April 1 these Electronic Exhibits will be evaluated by the Awards Committee.
  • June 8, 2014 - Exhibitors mount their Exhibit Boards in the Governor Hotel, where conference sessions will take place. Exhibits will be on display until noon, June 12
  • June 10, 2014 - Awards will be announced and presented to representatives of completed projects at the Discussion Dinner/Awards Ceremony at the Governor Hotel

Please note exhibit space is limited. In case of over-subscription, early submissions will receive priority.

Application Guidelines

1. WHO CAN ENTER. Urban designers, landscape architects, architects, planners, developers, cities and other governmental agencies may enter one or more projects.

2. QUALIFYING PROJECTS. To quality for the Exhibit, projects may be already constructed, or in design, but must be real projects commissioned with the intention to build. To qualify for the Awards program, the project must be already constructed or restored within the last ten years. There are no restrictions as to where these projects may be located.

3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE. The review procedure will be conducted by blind peer review. Application form (basic information), statement of project philosophy, Electronic Exhibit, and application fee must be submitted before December 20, 2013. The Electronic Exhibit must be sent as a Presentation in PowerPoint, or as a Keynote file exported as a PDF (Maximum 6MB, 10 slides)
The following information is required:

  1. Basic information: Project Title. Category of project. Name, location & address of project, contact information, etc (see Exhibit Application). This information will NOT be available to the blind peer review Awards Committee.
  2. An explanation of the project philosophy and/or design criteria leading to the final design and design elements. This information WILL be available to the Awards Committee. It should contain the Project Title, (which can be the name of the place), but no information identifying who is submitting the exhibit, or firms responsible for the designs.
  3. The Electronic Exhibit presentation file (max. 6MB, 10 slides). This information WILL be available to the blind peer review Awards Committee. It should contain the Project Title (which can be the name of the place), but no information identifying who is submitting the exhibit, or firms responsible for the designs.
 For specifics on the requirements for the electronic exhibit presentation, see the Exhibit Presentation page.

4. REVISED ELECTRONIC EXHIBIT. Note: The preliminary Electronic Exhibit will be used to evaluate the eligibility of the project for the Exhibit program. For accepted projects that are eligible for an Award, the Electronic Exhibit may, if you wish, be modified until April 1 when the final (revised) Electronic Exhibit is due. The Exhibit Awards Committee will begin judging the revised Electronic Exhibits on April 1. Their decision will be finalized before June 8. Since this is a blind peer review, the revised Electronic Exhibit must contain the Project Title, but no information identifying who is submitting the exhibit, or firms responsible for the designs.

5. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. If your project is selected for the Exhibit, one or more representatives must register for the Conference in order to mount Exhibit Boards at the Conference, and to discuss the project with conference delegates on Sunday, June 8th and other appropriate times. Representatives of completed projects (eligible for Awards) must also be present at the Awards Ceremony on June 10th, in case your project receives an Award. Registration fee for all exhibitors is reduced to US$506. This includes Discussion Dinner/Awards Ceremony, two Conference Luncheons, receptions, and full conference participation.

6. FORMAT FOR EXHIBIT BOARDS AT IMCL CONFERENCE. The project must be presented to Conference participants on three boards, each 20”x30”. Exhibits will be mounted on easels in the main conference hall. They will be visible throughout the conference. The following identifying information SHOULD be INCLUDED, since judging will have been completed before the conference takes place: Project title, name and logo of submitting agency or firm, contact name, address, telephone number and email address, client, urban designer, landscape architect, master planner, architect, developer.

7. CRITERIA FOR AWARDS. The Exhibit Awards Committee will pay special attention to projects that include a number of characteristics that can be viewed on Exhibit Criteria page. 

8. WINNING EXHIBITS: The exhibits will be reviewed at the Awards Dinner on June 10, where Commendations and Awards will be presented to the Exhibit representatives. Winning Exhibits will be promoted on the IMCL website.

9. EXHIBIT AWARDS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Regierungspräsident (Governor), South Baden; Edoardo Salzano, Dean, School of Urban Planning, Venice University; Tom Martineau, Prof. Em. of Architecture, Florida A&M University; Ferd Johns, Prof. Em. of Architecture, Montana State University; Ettore Maria Mazzola, Prof. of Architecture & Urbanism, University of Notre Dame, Rome; Borzou Rahimi, Construction Supervisor, CRA/LA; Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Director, IMCL Conferences.

Exhibit Application