International : World Habitat Awards 2009 - Call for Entries!

World Habitat Awards 2009 - call for entries!

The Building and Social Housing Foundation is currently seeking entries for the 2009 World Habitat Awards competition. Established in 1985, the World Habitat Awards recognise innovative and sustainable housing and habitat projects worldwide, which are capable of being transferred to other contexts.

Two awards are given annually, one to a housing project from the North and one from the global South.

Entries are assessed by a panel of international judges and an award of £10,000 is presented to the two winning projects at the annual United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day.

The competition is open to all individuals and organisations, including central and local governments, community-based groups, NGOs, research organisations and the private sector from any country of the world.

Last year’s World Habitat Awards were presented to Champlain Housing Trust, United States and Preventing Typhoon Damage to Housing, Central Viet Nam. Details of these two winning projects and the other finalists can be found on the website.

Stage I of the submission process requires only a concise summary of the project. All entries should reach BSHF by 1st June 2009.

Click here for more information and to apply online!