An mock up of the overhead view of the gare Villejuif.

Grand Paris Express

The 14th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to the Grand Paris Express, a large-scale transit project currently being built in and around the Paris metropolitan area.

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The High Line

The 13th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to the High Line in New York, designed collaboratively by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf. The prize committee has elected to allot the monetary prize associated with the award to Friends of the High Line, in recognition of the organization’s originating efforts and continued stewardship behind the project.

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A bird's eye view overlooking the park Madrid Río, showng the Geometric Gardens and bridges over the Manzaneres River.

Madrid Río

The 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design as been awarded to Madrid Río, a new linear park in Madrid designed by a team led by Ginés Garrido of Burgos & Garrido, including Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala, and West 8.

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Train on the tracks under a glass dome at Oporto airport station, Porto, Portugal

Porto & Medellín

The 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design honors two projects that demonstrate the potential for the planning and execution of mobility infrastructure to transform a city and its region through carefully articulated design interventions. Established in 1986, the biennial Green Prize recognizes projects that make an exemplary contribution to the public realm of a city, improve the quality of life in that context, and demonstrate a humane and worthwhile direction for the design of urban environments.

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People walking along the Cheong Gye Cheon Stream in Seoul

Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project

The restoration of the Cheonggyecheon River that runs through Seoul, Korea, merits recognition as a seminal project in contemporary urban design.


Olympic Sculpture Park

Envisioned as a new urban model for sculpture parks, the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi not only brings art outside the museum walls but also brings the park into the landscape of the city. This study offers an opportunity to take a fresh look at the city and explore some hypotheses about the wider meaning of an urban design project.


Rehabilitation of the Old City of Aleppo

The Syrian city of Aleppo won the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design for its urban renewal efforts and Busquets offers an innovative take on how these rehabilitation projects are accomplished effectively.


Borneo Sporenburg Residential Waterfront

The 7th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design recognized the residential waterfront in Borneo Sporenburg, Amsterdam by Adriaan Geuze, West 8 urban design & landscape architecture.


Favela-Bairro Project

The Favela-Bairro Project, featuring the work of Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects, seeks to turn the blighted areas of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros.