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Shore to Core: A research competition to understand how cities impact wellbeing

You're invited to submit a proposal to Shore to Core: A research competition to understand how cities impact wellbeing

This summer, help us understand how we can build better cities! Create a framework for measuring relationships between cities and wellbeing using West Palm Beach as a model.

Yesterday, Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency launched Shore to Core, a research competition to develop a framework for studying and measuring how changes in the urban landscape affect the wellbeing of individuals over time. One winning team will create a pilot study that identifies:

• The existing relationships between the built environment and residents’ physical health, mental health, and social capital
• An approach to measuring how distinct elements of the built environment affect wellbeing
• Tools to engage the study participants and/or residents of West Palm Beach

One research team will be selected to participate in a three-month process to develop and implement a subsequent pilot study. The research team will receive a $40,000 stipend to develop the study, and a $10,000 stipend to implement the pilot study. Finalists will be notified in September. Download the full project brief on the competition website! 

Teams are encouraged (but not required) to pre-register their interest by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, July 27. Project updates and any answers to questions submitted about the request will be emailed to team leads who have pre-registered.
The deadline for registration and electronic submission of the Request for Qualifications is 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  
 
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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