World Habitat Awards 2014 – apply now!

are welcomed for the 2014/15 World Habitat Awards.

Housing projects & approaches are sought that

demonstrate practical, innovative and
sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around
the world

can be transferred or adapted for use
as appropriate

are already being implemented or are
completedie not at design, planning or early stages of development

view the term habitat from a broad
perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving,
income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment,
health benefits, capacity building or education.

All entries are assessed and ten projects are shortlisted by
an assessment committee. These shortlisted projects are then evaluated by an
independent advisory group.

Evaluation visits are made to some of the shortlisted
projects before recommendations are put forward to a panel of external judges,
including the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements
Programme (UN-HABITAT).


We are pleased to announce that the World Habitat Awards
will now be presented at the World Urban Forum and UN-Habitat Governing Council
events in April of each year, increasing opportunities for international
exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches.

The timetable for the awards is therefore being adjusted and the closing date for
submissions for the next cycle of the World Habitat Awards is now 2 May 2014.
These awards
will be presented at the UN-HABITAT Governing Council in April 2015.

Any submissions received by the original deadline (1st November 2013) will
receive written feedback on their submissions by mid December.

it is not necessary to send any further information, those who
have already submitted are, of course, welcome to resubmit their application
closer to our new deadline.

Click here to
apply online!