Register: 04/24/2017, Submit: 04/24/2017, Eligibility: Architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams up to 4 members, Fee: $55 USD (01/09 – 03/13/2017), $80 USD (03/14 – 04/24/2017), Awards: 1st Prize $3,000 USD, 2nd Prize $1,500 USD, 3rd Prize $750 USD, 6 Special Mentions
The world’s population is rapidly growing and places all over the world are having to adapt with an unprecedented increase in urbanization. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Right now, well over 1 billion people around the world live in slums. This number is rapidly growing and it is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.