Register: APR/30/2018, Submit: MAY/01/2018, Eligibility: Designers, architects, professionals, students; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams up to 4 members which can be from different countries and universities, Fee: 55 USD (DEC/11/2017 – FEB/01/2018), 75 USD (FEB/02 – MAR/29/2018), 95 USD (MAR/30 – APR/30/2018), Awards: 1st Place 5,000 USD, 3 Runner-up Awards 1,000 USD each, 10 Honorable Mentions, Directors’ Choice Award
Rapid urban growth and growing inequality has created a global crisis in housing that increasingly segregates the rich from the poor. Though not fully understood, there is a clear and parallel relationship between the size of a city and its level of socio-economic disparity: the larger the city, the less equal it tends to be. At 21.4 million people, Mumbai (India) is the fourth largest metropolitan region in the world, and more than half of the city population lives in slums. The price-to-income ratio, which measures the time it would take the average household to buy a home, is the second highest worldwide at 32 years – an unattainable goal for most.