The International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) and UN-Habitat have launched a design competition targeting students.
The competition, in which UN-Habitat is participating within the ‘I’m a City Changer’ initiative, is running under the banner ‘International Student Design Competition 2014, A Society for All Ages.’
It has the fabulous prizes of USD 10,000 for the winner, USD 5,000 for the runners up and USD 2,500 for the third place.
The Competition invites architecture students around the world to apply their creative talents in developing solutions, which integrate older persons into the fabric of the community and fully include them in all social, cultural, and productive activities.
The program is aimed at answering future urban challenges: Is it possible to design successful, diversified and multi-generational communities for older adults including aspects of information and communication technology (ICT)? How are older adults fully integrated, connected to and fully engaged in their communities?
To enter the competition, an individual or teams of students must register on the www.international-iccc.org entry form. The entries are due on or before 15 September 2013 and projects must be postmarked by 31 December 2013.