Over 700 applicants to International Design Collaboration for Kenya Competition

By on 02/05/2016

Over 700 applicants to International Design Collaboration for Kenya CompetitionFebruary 06, 2016 – The application for the International Design Collaboration for Kenya Competition completed midnight Feb 1. The competition saw a large number of applicants (over 700) from all over the world. The applicants will now be paired up so each team consists of a group of Kenyan students and a group of Non-Kenyan students. The participants will be contacted with the result of the pairing latest February 9th. For more information see the IDCK competition page, for questions on the competition contact kenya.urbanplanning@unhabitat.org

About IDCK:

The International Design Collaboration for Kenya (IDCK) competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s Urban Development Department (UDD) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. It is part of UN-Habitat’s support to the Kenya Municipal Program under the broad framework of ‘Support to a Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya’, which is funded by SIDA, and has as its goal to encourage collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design.

The design competition is also intended to promote international inter-university collaboration as a platform for knowledge exchange and co-production of approaches to livable urban spaces in the context of diverse human settlements. The competition is expected to run between December 2015 and May 2016. UN-Habitat and UDD will exhibit a select number of the design proposals both in Nairobi, Kenya, in May, 2016, and during the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20, October 2016.

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