Building a sustainable world: life in the balance

iscrizione entro 1/10/2006


Initiative by: California Chapter, The RIBA-USA, Purpose:To generate positive action, discussion and education on "The Global Warming Crisis".

The Competition: Phase One An open competition to develop a concept for a maximum capacity sustainable community or an urban subdivision to address shifts in global climate, that have been so vividly demonstrated by increasing numbers of flooding and drought catastrophes. The community must be "off the grid", in other words as autonomous and self sustaining as possible. And, beyond this, we would like to invite you to propose ways of making the community a positive contributor to the natural ecology. Alternative energy solutions need to be fully researched and integrated to identify advantages and to be realistic about risks and disadvantages. Our premise is that the sustainable community should start to reverse environmental damage rather than add to it.


  • 1st Prize - $10,000.00
  • 2nd Prize - $5,000.00
  • 3rd Prize - $2,500.00


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