WORLD HABITAT AWARDS 2008!
The Building and Social Housing Foundation is currently seeking entries for the World Habitat Awards 2008 competition, which we hope will be of interest to you and your readers. We would be very grateful if you would consider publicising the competition.
The World Habitat Awards were initiated in 1985 and seek to identify practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries of the Global South as well as the North, which are capable of being transferred or adapted for use elsewhere. The competition is open to all individuals and organisations, including central and local governments, NGOs, community-based groups, research organisations and the private sector.
Each year a panel of international judges assesses the projects entered for the competition and selects two winners. An award of £10,000 is presented to the winners at the annual United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day.
Last year’s World Habitat Awards were presented to ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde, Germany and Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects, Cuba. Details of these two winning projects and the competition finalists can be found on the World Habitat Awards website at www.worldhabitatawards.org.
Please note that Stage I entries must be received by 1st June 2008.
If you need any further information or material, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.