The Urban International Design Contest (UIDC) is a student design competition involving cities, universities, and local sponsors. The purpose of UIDC is to empower students to educate, inspire and motivate important stakeholders to design and visualize how new modes of sustainable public transit can be utilized in the urban environment.
UIDC is open to students of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Design, Architecture, Urban Economics, Engineering, and other relevant disciplines. Each student team will partner with a city, choose a local development project in need of sustainable transit, and present how the city can work with implementing autonomous shared mobility as a solution. Student teams are expected to spend 100-200 working hours on their project.
Price and award ceremony
UIDC will cover the travel cost and three nights of accomodation for one person from each team. Preliminary dates for PCC 2019 is 20-22 November.
UIDC Registration Opens.
15 February - 1 July
Submit a brief description of the project to email@example.com.
Book dates for 4D visualization training.
15 February - 1 September
4D training. Dates vary between teams. Teams are responsible for booking dates.
Last day of submission: The 4D visualization. Submissions are due 23:59 UTC time.
Last day of submission: A 12-16 pages report and a 3-4 minute video project presentation. Submissions are due 23:59 UTC time.
20-22 November (preliminary dates)
Project presentation and award ceremony at the Podcar City Conference. More details will come.
All projects must have a transportation, energy and built environment component, and the transportation component must include either a public Automated Transit Network (ATN) or a Shared Automated Vehicle (SAV) system. Submissions are done in three parts:
1. A 4D visualization with traffic simulations (no prior knowledge in 3D/4D visualization required)
2. A written academic report 12-16 pages
3. A 3-4 minute video presentation
Last year´s edition of UIDC was won by the Royal Institute of Technology students Elda Shurdhaj, Aregay Fkadu Kebede and Islam Mohammed Gaber Ramadan Aly. Since winning, the team has been featured in several media articles, presented their work at the EU CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, and will also present their project at the 2019 UITP Conference.
UIDC is headed by INIST, the US-based International Institute of Sustainable Transportation in partnership with the Mineta Transportation Institute, the Advanced Transit Association, The Swedish Transport Administration and RISE Institute Sweden. All work outside US is executed by 4Dialog AB in collaboration with INIST and RISE Institute, Sweden.