Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

24 June 2019 9:00am to 28 June 2019 5:00pm


The University of Queensland


Registrations for this event are now closed

Have fun!  
Get creative, systematically plan and then build with Lego your city.
  • Build applied knowledge. Use critical thinking around a key issue influencing city design and management.
  • Employ your understanding of the field (energy, water, architecture, planning) to solve real-life problems related to urban growth, water and energy supply, security and efficiency.
  • Presentations from leading international scientists and industry managers working in the domain of water and energy efficienct cities.
  • 40hrs of Continuing and Professional Development including knowledge and use of CRC Water Sensitive Cities analysis tools.
  • Check feasibility of your ideas with team members from other fields (all teams will be multidisciplinary). On-line real-time scoring.
  • Dinner, lunches and morning/afternoon tea included.


All UQ students are eligible for free participation in the Design Challenge, noting participation in all 5 days is required. Students studying the following courses or programs are encouraged to participate:

  • Masters of Architecture (ARCH7042, 7060, 7061)
  • Master of Sustainable Energy (ENGY7301)
  • Masters of Urban Water (WATR7109, CIVL7131, or WATR 7103))
  • Urban Hydrology (CIVL7131)
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP).
  • Engineering Grand Challenges (ENGG7701)
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (CIVL4170)
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (3rd and 4th year)
  • Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Engineering (CIVL2315) year).

External professionals (cost of $1,000) noting 5 full scholarships are available for partner organisations, by application / registration.
Total spaces are limited to 65 so early applications are encouraged. 
Note: A follow on Design Challenge is planned for 2020.

Download the flyer to find out more about the challenge and the program


For more information contact A/Prof Steven Kenway (s.kenway@uq.edu.au)