Criteria 1: Affordable Housing
Create new ways, methods, technologies and materials to make housing and its components cheaper, better, ecofriendly, more protected and more convenient.
Success story: Housing using sandbags in Nigeria
Criteria 2: Placemaking & Tactical Urbanism
Turn cities, slums and ignored places into a human-friendly area using smart, low-cost solutions. Tactical urbanism is an umbrella term used to describe a collection of low-cost, temporary changes to the built environment, usually in cities, intended to improve local neighborhoods and city gathering places. Tactical urbanism can include: new design of crosswalks, pop-up cafes in public spaces, movable libraries, cycling days, eyebombing, DIY pallette furniture in streets, etc…
Success story: Traffic safety using optical illusions on roads in india
Success Story Cements that glows in the dark for 12 hours at night in mexico to replace road lights
Criteria 3: Natural Resources Management
use cities’ local and renewable resources in a better and safer way for the resident. like : Air, Water, Energy, Waves, Hurricane … etc.
Example: A low cost wind turbine to generate electricity in india
Success story: Very effective design of house coolers in Bangladesh
Criteria 4: Food & Urban Farming
create new methods and ways to effectively produce food, respecting the urban issues, needs, weather and area.
Success story Rooftop, wall gardens and subterranean farms
Criteria 5: Mobility, Transportation and Connectivity
Design new products and technologies that make city transportation, connectivity and mobility faster and cheaper for inhabitants and goods.
Success Story Water roller to effectively move water in South Africa
Criteria 6: Circular Economy
Turn the city economy into a closed, self-sufficient cycle that turns its waste into products in order to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Success story: using plastic waste for building