Apply for World Habitat Awards for Projects that are Improving Living Conditions (Win £10,000)

Background

Our World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world.

More than 250 outstanding World Habitat Awards projects have been recognised over the years, demonstrating substantial, lasting improvements in living conditions.

Each year two winners receive £10,000 each and a trophy, presented at a global UN-Habitat event. The 2019 World Habitat Awards are now open for entries.

Eligibility

Projects may be submitted from any country of the world. The World Habitat Awards are given to projects from the global North as well as the South that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

Who can apply?

  • Any individual, organisation or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world.
  • More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
  • Entries should relate to housing projects and processes that are either completed or in progress. Those that are at design stage only or in the very early stages of development cannot be considered.
  • Previous entrants can re-submit in subsequent years providing that the project has been further developed in the intervening time period.
Provision of low-cost, affordable housing for low-income households

Environmentally sustainable housing

  • Development/use of sustainable building materials and technologies
  • Provision of resource- and energy-efficient housing
  • Promotion of sustainable lifestyles in urban and/or rural areas

Restoration of existing housing

  • Restoration of areas of decayed housing and/or adaptive reuse of buildings
  • Urban/slum upgrading

Provision of housing designed to withstand natural disasters

Housing provision for those with special needs

  • Provision of housing for homeless people
  • Housing specifically designed to meet the needs of older persons and those with other special needs

Technical innovation

  • Innovative design and/or construction materials
  • The use of information and communication technologies in housing

Housing developed and managed on a cooperative or other socially sustainable basis

Projects and processes that ensure the right to land and housing

To Apply

Visit the official website to apply here

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