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May 1, 2012:
ONE Prize 2012 Calls For Ideas To Bring Blight To Might In Its Third Annual Design And Science Award

The Brooklyn-based think tank Terreform ONE has announced the annual ONE Prize Competition, now in its third
consecutive year. As leader in ecological design technology, Terreform ONE takes an educative and
interdisciplinary approach to design by curating collaborative space, leading workshops, and facilitating
relationships between diverse professionals and students. The ONE Prize competition challenges individuals of
all backgrounds to rethink the way we conceptualize economic and ecological sustainability in today’s global
economic crisis. ONE Prize is predicated on the idea that social, ecological, and economic issues can
simultaneously be addressed through innovative design. Since 2010, the competition has attracted over 1,200
contestants from 25 different countries in 5 continents. Last year’s competition chair NYC Planning
Commissioner Amanda Burden praised the rich and exciting winning entries.

This year’s competition is a call to activate the regenerative capacity of the built environment, address the
reality of a stagnant U.S. economy, and to put design in the service of disenfranchised communities. In the U.S.,
years of deindustrialization have accompanied increased incidences of unemployment and a decline in innovative
capacity; 42,400 factories have closed since 2001, 425,000 industrial sites have been abandoned and 5,500,000
manufacturing jobs have been lost.

American society is collectively preoccupied with the project of rebooting the economy through innovation, and
American designers face fierce competition from abroad. The ONE Prize is a platform on which creative pioneers
can find U.S.-based ways to repurpose aging infrastructure and pave the way for domestic job creation. Its
winners will be proposals that redirect 20th century infrastructure toward 21st century innovation, convert
abandoned spaces into building blocks of creativity, and possess the potential to reinvigorate communities both
locally and globally.
Terreform ONE is proud to announce that Speaker Quinn has agreed to chair a dynamic selection of jury
members for the ONE PRIZE 2012: Blight to Might, an open international design competition for transforming
cities through innovation.

Christine C. Quinn has spent her career in public service, fighting for policies and services that are critical to the
lives of New Yorkers. As a Speaker of the City Council, she has helped New York City to develop an economy of
innovation through tax credits and initiatives to support new ventures in the five boroughs.

ONE PRIZE is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities. Each year a jury of
leaders, academics, practitioners, and scholars from a wide spectrum of human endeavor are invited to select the
winner of the ONE PRIZE Award. This year Speaker Quinn will be joined by a distinguished panel of thinkers and
designers, including:

Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief, eVolo Magazine
Julie Bargmann, Founding Principal, D.I.R.T. Studio
David Belt, Founder and Executive Director, Macro Sea
Miquela Craytor, Director for Industrial Initiatives, NYCEDC
Dan D'Oca, Partner, Interboro Partners
Evan Douglis, Dean, RPI School of Architecture
Jason Goodman, Co-Founder and Executive Director, 3rd Ward
Robert Hammond, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line
Andrew Kimball, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Developing Corporation
Leslie Koch, President, The Trust for Governors Island
Jonathan Marvel, Partner, Rogers Marvel Architects
William Moggridge, Director, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Mahadev Raman, Chairman, Americas Arup

This year’s competition is a call to activate the regenerative capacity of the built environment, address the
reality of a stagnant economy, and to put design in the service of disenfranchised communities. In the U.S. alone,
years of deindustrialization have accompanied increased incidences of unemployment and a decline in innovative
capacity; 42,400 factories have closed since 2001, 425,000 industrial sites have been abandoned and 5,500,000
manufacturing jobs have been lost.

Our society is collectively preoccupied with the project of rebooting the economy through innovation. The ONE
Prize is a platform on which creative pioneers can find ways to repurpose aging infrastructure and pave the way for
domestic job creation. Its winners will be proposals that redirect 20th century infrastructure toward 21st century
innovation, convert abandoned spaces into building blocks of creativity, and possess the potential to reinvigorate
communities both locally and globally.

Early Registration: May 31, 2012: Registration and Submission; June 30, 2012.
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May 25, 2012. Speaker of the New York City Council Christine C. Quinn Heads the Jury of ONE Prize 2012
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August 6, 2012. ONE PRIZE 2012: FROM BLIGHT TO MIGHT - Finalists Announced

Terreform ONE has announced twenty finalists of its open international design competition, ONE PRIZE 2012:
FROM BLIGHT TO MIGHT. The competition drew 115 teams and 655 team members from more than 20
countries and five continents. Many questioned the American Dream and offered new 21st century possibilities.
Several projects called for a rethinking of the boundary between the derelict area and its adjacent urban fabric

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