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Transform Philadelphia’s unused rail line into a park to win $5,000October 6th, 2016

Better Philadelphia Challenge, 2017 Better Philadelphia Challenge, Transforming the Tunnel: The City Branch competition, Philadelphia design competition, student landscape architecture competition, landscape architecture university competition, Friends of Rail Park, City Branch rail line park

Calling all students—Better Philadelphia Challenge is offering $5,000 to a savvy university-level designer with ideas to transform an unused rail line into a beautiful multifunctional park. Open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in any field of study, the 2017 Transforming the Tunnel: The City Branch competition seeks design interventions for Philadelphia’s 115-year-old City Branch rail line along the covered section of the Rail Park Tunnel. Proposals should take into consideration the non-profit Friends of the Rail Park’s three-mile park vision and should address access, mobility, safety, and fun. Registration is free and ends October 6, 2016. The submission deadline is October 28, 2016.

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Registration is FREE and open to all! Registration does NOT obligate you to participate – the process simply ensures that you receive all competition-related materials as they are made public, including helpful resources and, on October 7th, the Official Competition Packet (with full rules and regulations). The competition is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who are actively matriculating at a college or university during the run of the competition (October 7-28, 2016).