On 19 April 2012, the fifth Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, worth R750 000, will go to a project – or projects – based in the Cape Town metropolitan area. Applications can be made until 24 February 2012.
The Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, associated with the Urban Age programme run by LSE Cities, recognizes and celebrates creative solutions to the problems and opportunities in cities around the world. Accordingly, the award focuses on projects that benefit communities and local residents by improving their urban environments. It seeks to encourage citizens, policy-makers, private business and non-governmental organisations to take a proactive role in creating shared responsibilities for the cities of the 21st century.
Do you know of a local project in Cape Town that should be considered?
Please pass on the application form (pdf) and receive localised updates about the progress of the campaign and the award via its Facebook page.
The winning project(s) will be selected by an independent jury of international and local members from a mix of disciplines. The three international jury members are Prof. Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, the former Mayor of Washington D.C. Tony Williams, and architect Enrique Norten (TEN Arquitetos, Mexico/NY). The jury is chaired by Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for Cities at UCT. Local jury members include Nomfundo Walaza, CEO of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, poet, playwright and performer Malika Ndlovu, and CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, Andrew Boraine.
For more information download the Award brochure (pdf) or visit www.DBUAaward.net.
In case of questions or media queries, please get in touch with Lindsay Bush (L.A.Bush [at] lse.ac.uk).