China: The Center for International Business Ethics (CIBE) in Beijing, the Dynamic City Foundation and Bentley Systems have announced the inaugural Future Cities China design competition for students studying architecture and engineering. The program encourages the students to use their design skills, along with Bentley’s software for infrastructure, to provide a master plan for the sustainable university campus of tomorrow.
This campus will be the cornerstone of the modern “green” Chinese city and help address the many challenges associated with complex, inner-city environments. Through their participation in Future Cities China, the students will gain hands-on experience in the use of world-class design and simulation applications and best practices to enhance their technical skills and knowledge and better prepare them for careers in the infrastructure professions. The winning teams also will be awarded internships at Bentley Systems. The deadline for student registration and project submissions is June 30, but early registration is encouraged.
“Future Cities China provides tremendous opportunities for not only the talented and imaginative architectural and engineering students who participate in the competition, but also for China’s rapidly expanding cities,” said Dr. Liu Baocheng, director of CIBE in Beijing. “The students will gain valuable knowledge and build confidence in their capabilities, which will serve them well in their pursuit of careers as infrastructure professionals.” The multidiscipline teams will consist of up to three students, plus a professor or infrastructure professional as a mentor.