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Living and working in increasingly crowded cities requires new, complex social negotiations and - at a personal level - it can make people feel alienated and detached from nature. This year’s applications have a strong focus on making our movements around the city safer and more efficient, with zero carbon vehicles taking centre stage. They also explore how to encourage city dwellers to bring more green inside their homes. With migrations towards urban centres showing no sign of slowing down, improving the quality of urban life will mean a better life for the majority of the world population.

Treen

Treen

Health and Well-being

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Non intrusive animal tracking based on nano-sensors in plants

monolith

monolith

Energy

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Durable, solar powered lighting system that minimises light pollution

Water Farm

Water Farm

Water and Sanitation

IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Harvesting drinking water from natural water sources in floating communities

Asit

Asit

Health and Well-being

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design

A new bus seat to make public transport more accessible for those in need

Comfort Maps

Comfort Maps

Cities and Communities

Harvard University

A new device to collect road safety data from cyclist and share it in real time

Jal Saathi

Jal Saathi

Poverty and Hunger

Pearl Academy

A low cost, portable water container that reduced strain for those with difficult access to clean water

Water as a Factor that Defines Space

Water as a Factor that Defines Space

Cities and Communities

University of Fine Arts in Poznań

Architectural solutions for communities at the boundary of land and water

Tribe – Movability

Tribe – Movability

Cities and Communities

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy)

An extendable, multifunctional urban vehicle that adapts to move people and goods efficiently throughout the city

Alternative Ecosystems

Alternative Ecosystems

Water and Sanitation

American University of Sharjah

Using the byproducts of desalinisation to create new architectures

Smarter Meter

Smarter Meter

Energy

Ateneo de Manila University

A smart meter to help people track and analyse their energy consumption

A lighter delicacy

A lighter delicacy

Work and Economic Growth

Central Saint Martins (UAL)

Turning waste chicken feathers from the poultry industry into an alternative and lean source of edible protein.

Electric Car for the Elderly

Electric Car for the Elderly

Cities and Communities

Ariel University

A safe, accessible vehicle to improve urban mobility for the elderly