Ashoka’s Changemakers, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, and in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of State, and the American Planning Association (APA), have launched an online competition to find the best solutions to integrate and develop affordable, inclusive and sustainable urban housing. Successful solutions will engage communities, entrepreneurs, and key institutions in collaboration, while simultaneously respecting the environment, local cultures and practices. The Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Liveable and Inclusive Cities competition is being launched in anticipation of the 2012 Summit of the Americas, and in support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA). It is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
You can nominate or submit a solution for sustainable urban housing through February 11, 2011. The top three entries submitted by 5pm EST, February 11, 2011 will each win US $10,000.
The most competitive entrants will be invited to an event that closes the competition in June 2011 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Innovators and their models will introduced to both public and private partners, including prospective funders.
To find out more details and to participate, go to http://www.changemakers.com/sustainableurbanhousing.