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London Architecture and Design
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G. V. Krishnan, James E. Taylor, Keith Harrell
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Shelters For All Competition

USA: Shelters For All Competition
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2012
The University of Notre Dame’s project Open Sourcing the Design of Civil Infrastructure initiative invites you to submit a proposal to the Shelters For All Competition.  This Competition seeks innovative solutions to the urban housing crisis in the developing world. Individuals or teams are invited to develop and submit conceptual designs for homes that address the needs and constraints of the over 1 billion people that live in urban slums worldwide. Today those who live in urban slums suffer from numerous vulnerabilities. Limited natural resources make it difficult to produce quality construction materials. Weak regulation, building codes and enforcement hinder community planning.  Moreover, urban unstructured settlements often lie in some of the most hazard-prone parts of the world and are subject to hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones, earthquakes, and heavy rains/flooding.  Meeting the challenge to create resilient, feasible, sustainable, viable and scalable housing solutions for the urban poor in developing countries will require considerable innovation.  That is why we are soliciting the global community to develop creative solutions that are mindful of the environmental conditions, historical context and cultural preferences of communities where the housing will be built.  While preference is given to innovative designs that may be applied broadly throughout the developing world, we also accept designs that target a specific country or region.

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