We are excited to share that ZGF has been recognized as the recipient of a ULI 2017/2018 Global Awards for Excellence for our work on Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City. In partnership with Mitsui Fudosan, ZGF applied smart city placemaking and community stakeholder engagement techniques to pioneer a new urban planning approach for Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City in Japan. The project, recently named the largest LEED® Neighborhood Development Platinum-certified smart city in the world, pioneers an advanced and highly integrated urban planning approach to create a resilient, economically robust and humanized district at the city’s core. The master plan focuses on smart city placemaking and community stakeholder engagement, resulting in a collectively embraced vision.
Considered the development community’s most prestigious honor, ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence are bestowed on just 13 projects annually, with ZGF’s work recognized in what the judges noted as a particularly competitive year.