Urban Design Awards and Criteria

Award of Excellence
This award is presented to projects that exemplify, as much as possible, the judging criteria and the City's design principles.

Award of Merit
This award is presented to projects that demonstrate excellence in one or more of the judging criteria and the City's design principles.

Award of "Healthy by Design"
This award is presented to projects that exemplify, as much as possible, the six elements from the Healthy Development Index: density, service proximity, land use mix, street connectivity, streetscape characteristics and parking.

The number of awards issued is at the discretion of the Jury.

 

Significance: Citywide Scale
Contribution to the City design objectives as related to city image, visual identity, vistas, skyline, streetscapes, recognition of sites and location opportunities.

Significance: Community Scale
Contribution to the quality of the environment within a community which demonstrates a regard for the context of the locale, enhancing a sense of place, and personal health and safety, or reinforcing a unique history.

Living Green
Demonstrates an integrated approach to design which supports environmental and sustainable site and building practices, while providing benefits to the community and supporting active modes of transportation, walkability and green infrastructure.

Innovation
The degree of creative response to program requirements and site constraints, considering sustainable best practices, including LEED and Low Impact Development, with the ability to influence trends.

Context
The relationship or blending of built form and spaces with existing and planned development, and respect for and enhancement of the area's character.

Execution
    -   The quality of construction materials and the interpretation of design into reality.
    -   Supports Our Future Mississauga Strategic Plan
    -   Supports the City’s Strategic Pillars for Change:

      Move - Developing a transit-oriented city
      Belong - Ensuring youth, older adults and new immigrants thrive, ensure accessibility
      Connect - Completing our neighbourhoods
      Prosper - Cultivating creative and innovative businesses
      Green - Sustainability and environmental considerations
Healthy by Design
Contributes to the creation of walkable, sustainable and complete communities through demonstrating inter-related healthy development elements: density, service proximity, land use mix, street connectivity, streetscape characteristics and parking.

 
 
 
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