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World Habitat Awards 2010/2011: winners announced!
This year’s World Habitat Award winners and finalists are together improving the living conditions of more than 1.1 million people around the world, as well as generating sustainable livelihoods, reducing energy consumption, providing access to housing finance and empowering marginalised groups.


And the winners of the 2010 cycle of the World Habitat Awards are...

  • Housing for Health Programme, AUSTRALIA
    Improving the health of Indigenous Australians by ensuring access to safe and well functioning homes and an improved living environment.

The Awards will be presented to the two winners at the UN-HABITAT global celebration of World Habitat Day in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Monday, 3rd October 2011.

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We would also like to congratulate the eight outstanding finalists:

  • La Cité de la Pierre, BELGIUM
    Preservation and renovation of ex quarry workers’ dwellings for social housing provision, following a campaign led by the local community.
  • GLOBE Community Champions Program, CANADA
    Community champions work with fellow residents to reduce energy consumption and utility costs through simple behavioural and attitudinal changes.
  • Rental Mediation Programme, SPAIN
    Providing rental guarantees and mediation between property owners and vulnerable individuals previously excluded from the private rental market.
  • 990 Polk Street, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Providing safe, affordable housing with support services for a diverse group of formerly homeless and low-income older persons.

For further information on the winners and finalists, please click on the links above or visit the World Habitat Awards website.


World Habitat Day

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

The theme of this year’s World Habitat Day is ‘Cities and Climate Change.’

Find out more:


*Note: Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2011 cycle of the World Habitat Awards. The deadline for submission is 1st November 2011 and entrants will be notified of the results of Stage I by December 2011. To make a submission please click here.
 

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