Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
World Habitat Awards 2014 – apply now!
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Source: Building and Social Housing Foundation

Innovative housing projects are invited to apply now for the chance to gain recognition for their work. Deadline: 2 May 2014.

Submissions are welcomed for the 2014/15 World Habitat Awards.

Housing projects & approaches are sought that

· demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world

· can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate

· are already being implemented or are completedie not at design, planning or early stages of development

· view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

All entries are assessed and ten projects are shortlisted by an assessment committee. These shortlisted projects are then evaluated by an independent advisory group.

Evaluation visits are made to some of the shortlisted projects before recommendations are put forward to a panel of external judges, including the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).


We are pleased to announce that the World Habitat Awards will now be presented at the World Urban Forum and UN-Habitat Governing Council events in April of each year, increasing opportunities for international exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches.

The timetable for the awards is therefore being adjusted and the closing date for submissions for the next cycle of the World Habitat Awards is now 2 May 2014.These awards will be presented at the UN-HABITAT Governing Council in April 2015.

Note: Any submissions received by the original deadline (1st November 2013) will receive written feedback on their submissions by mid December.

Whilst it is not necessary to send any further information, those who have already submitted are, of course, welcome to resubmit their application closer to our new deadline.

Click here to apply online!

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