Memphis’ Tom Lee Park name in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

The urban design category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honors landscapes, public spaces, initiatives, and policies that make cities cleaner, more efficient, more beautiful, and more equitable for their citizens. This year’s winner is TMC Helix Park from Mikyoung Kim Design. The 37-acre life-sciences campus in Houston has six public gardens that create park space and improve the climate resilience of the world’s largest medical center. Read more about the winner here, and see all the honorees below.


The PointDesign Workshop and SOM
Tom Lee ParkMemphis River Parks Partnership


Cuyahoga County Lakefront Public Access PlanSmithGroup
MPATH: Empathic InsightsGresham Smith
Omaha RiverFront revitalizationHDR and OJB

Explore the full list of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas, 281 projects that are making the world more accessible, equitable, and sustainable for everyone. We’ve selected the companies, organizations, and nonprofits making the biggest impact across 50 categories, including architectureenergyfinancetransportation, and more.

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