Arizona Challenge 2.0 is a partnership between CALA and the Two Worlds Foundation. The project challenges students to design future communities that explore the relationship between social, ecological, and economic forces and address a variety of issues including transportation, housing, vitality, and more. The Arizona Challenge 2.0 provides a distinct opportunity for collaboration between the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning.

As a result of the challenge, seven proposals were presented to a panel of judges, and three awards were granted:

Bronze Award: Desert Sponge
Alex Zee, Elizabeth Lorenz, and Mitch Edwards
“Desert Sponge” illustrated inventive techniques by which “community” can be cultivated with the desert's most precious resource, water.

Silver award: Recipro[city]
Daniel Aros and Brian Underwood
“Recipro[city]" provided in depth analysis and creative solutions in addressing the live-work relationships in and amongst communities.

Gold Award: 20 Minute City
Anh Luc, Nada Asadullah, and Meredith Abrams
“20 Minute City” masterfully integrated personal mobility, amenities, and day to day activities within an artfully crafted purpose-centered community.

The Arizona Challenge 2.0 is a partnership between CALA and the Two Worlds Foundation. The project challenges students to design future communities that explore the relationship between social, ecological, and economic forces and address a variety of issues including transportation, housing, vitality, and more. The Arizona Challenge 2.0 provides a distinct opportunity for collaboration between the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning.