Register: NOV/28/2019, Submit: DEC/08/2019, Eligibility: Students of all design disciplines (architecture, interior, product design, graphic design); individually, teams up to 4 members, institutions, Fee: Per student under institutional access (min. 20 students) 4 USD, students 20 USD; (more details on the competition website), Awards: Winner: 5,000 USD; 6 Runner-up: 1,100 USD each; 4 People’s Choice: 600 USD each; 12 Honorable Mentions: 500 USD each; (more details on the competition website)
Humankind has lived and worked primarily in rural areas. But now, more than half of the globe’s population will be living in towns and cities. The number of urban dwellers is rising, reaching almost 32% of the total world population, and 68% by 2050. It is estimated that 900 million urban dwellers and over one billion rural people now live in overcrowded and poor quality housing without adequate provision for water, sanitation, drainage or the collection of household waste. Even renting affordable houses in the world’s largest cities is impossible and people have to resort to long commute hours to reach their workplace.