Finalists

2015

Algae Systems
2015 Finalist

Inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s assertion that “pollution is nothing but resources we’re not harvesting,” Algae Systems uses a closed-loop, systemic approach to generate value from wastewater, providing a crucial, economically and environmentally sustainable service.

Community Architects Network
2015 Finalist

The Community Architects Network (CAN) operates by their motto: “Let the people be the solution,” seeking to empower people throughout Asia to become the designers of their own development.

Drylands Resilience Initiative and Hazel
2015 Finalist

The Drylands Resilience initiative has produced HAZEL, a powerful digital modeling tool that supports coordinated, scenario-based whole systems thinking and decision-making for water-smart urban design.

Mahila Housing SEWA Trust
2015 Finalist

Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) creates a unique socio-technical partnership between communities and stakeholders, integrating traditional knowledge with modern technologies in order to devise multi-layered solutions to climate change impacts for poor urban dwellers.

The Nubian Vault Programme
2015 Finalist

Aiming to create comprehensive change in human livelihoods while addressing the critical need for housing across the Sahel region of Africa, the Nubian Vault Programme disseminates an ecologically sustainable, time-tested Nubian Vault construction technique.

2014

Bonobo Peace Forest
2014 Finalist

The Bonobo Peace Forest is a connected network of community-managed and protected forests in vast, remote, biodiversity-rich tracts of rainforest in the Congo Basin.

Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic
2014 Finalist

“The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic implements programs affecting millions at the last mile of healthcare in the Lake Tanganyika Basin and is accelerating efforts to build a floating medical and research facility.

Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan
2014 Finalist

LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria

The Food Commons
2014 Finalist

“We are building the world’s first fully integrated system for local and regional food that is community-based in its ownership and operations yet networked internationally for governance, learning and innovation.

The Force Majeure
2014 Finalist

“Given transactions between accelerated global warming and accelerated resource exploitation, we, like others, see a different and stressed planet coming into existence within 50-100 years. This state of events apparently has no overarching solution. However, mediation is a possibility.