On February 2 at Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, the Vernoica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design will be awarded to this year’s winners, Madrid Rio, a new linear park in Madrid that entailed the creation of 120 hectares of new public space, which encompasses dozens of sports areas, greenswards, plazas, cafes and restaurants, an orchard, an urban beach, children’s play areas, plus 30 kilometers of cycling paths and 11 new footbridges. The Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design is the foremost award recognizing achievement in this field. The award was established in 1986 on the occasion of Harvard University’s 350th anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Nominations for the prize are received from the GSD’s extensive network of academics and urban design professionals.
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