Summary: The Penang Bay Ideas Competition is about the rethinking of Penang’s Urban Core in a critical moment in the Age of Disruption.

Description: Penang, a mid-sized city in northern Malaysia is using the pandemic downtime to scale up its efforts to prepare for the future. It has a multitude of natural, built, cultural, and economic advantages that position it well to not only recover but thrive in a world defined by disruptive technologies, new social norms, and radically different work practices. The key to this future is a renewal of Penang’s urban core to bring life back into its historical and natural water-orientated assets and enable people and capital to invest in a new city form. One where culture, nature, businesses, and technology are organized symbiotically.

As part of its strategy to catalyze recovery and uplift the economy, the Penang State Government is asking innovators to help us rethink the future and apply this to reimagine the waterfronts of the island and mainland in a manner that builds social, economic, and environmental resilience.

Submission guidelines and a full competition brief are available on the official website of the competition.

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