SUSTAINABLE MONTPELIER 2030
Design Competition

America needs a “hometown” that is a model of a sustainable future. Help us create one in Montpelier VT. A $10,000 prize is to be awarded for the best design for that hometown.

The competition focuses on re-imagining a small city whose downtown is largely occupied by parking lots. Such an unsustainable situation requires the best in design and imagination to transform these parking craters into a dense, livable, and fun small urban center which can live on locally produced energy and radically redesigned transportation while providing a place that can house all ages and abilities. Click here to find out more about our challenge and the scope of this competition.

WINNING DESIGN ANNOUNCED: JANUARY 18, 2017

We announced the winning design team, “Team Bridges,” a collaboration of 12 professionals from 10 companies and organizations. The announcement was made at a Statehouse news conference by Net Zero Vermont Co-CEOs Deb Sachs and Dan Jones. [Read More]

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND VOTING: JANUARY 7, 2017

More than 200 people gathered on Saturday afternoon to hear presentations from the five finalists and then vote for the team they felt would best help Montpelier become a sustainable city. See the finalists presentations.

FINAL SUBMISSIONS: DEC 16, 2016

Twenty inspiring concepts that re-imagine downtown Montpelier as a livable and vibrant small city center that enhances the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. See all the entries.

PRELIMINARY DESIGN SUBMISSIONS: SEPT 30, 2016

27 design teams from around the world have entered the Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition. In addition to 13 Vermont design teams, entrants include firms from Sweden, Japan, Hong Kong, Iran, Canada, and California.

REGISTRATION: JULY 13 TO SEPT 8, 2016