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L Train Shutdown Charette

June 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm



As neighborhoods along the L train brace for an interruption in service of unprecedented scale, this fast-paced competition asks interdisciplinary teams to propose implementable interventions that look beyond shuttle buses and private cars. Participants from both the design and non-design fields are invited to this program that asks how unforeseen design solutions can facilitate easier routes during service shutdowns.

Spectators are invited to watch the presentation of proposals and jury comments, followed by the announcement of a winner. Visit vanalen.org to learn more about team registration and event time and location.

Team Orientation & Workshop
11:00am – 4:00pm
This period is open only to accepted teams. Teams must submit a 150-word concept and pre-register to be considered to participate.  Subscribe to our newsletter list to receive an email when registration opens for this competition. Send questions to sthomson@vanalen.org.

Public Presentations
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Teams will present proposals to jury members and a public audience, followed by a question and answer period. As the jury deliberates, attendees are invited to enjoy a drink and discuss the proposals with the teams.

Reception & Jury Deliberation
5:30pm – 6:15pm
As the jury privately determines the best proposal, attendees are invited to enjoy a drink and discuss ideas with the competition teams.

Winner Announcement
The winning team will be awarded a cash prize and work closely with Van Alen to refine their proposal and prepare for presentation to policymakers.


June 12, 2016
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Van Alen Institute
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