Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award

The Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award is a travelling prize presented to initiatives within a specific city that utilise partnerships to improve the quality of life and the quality of the urban environment.

The winners are selected by an independent jury following an open call for applications. Since 2007, the award, worth USD 100,000, has been presented to initiatives based in Mumbai, São Paulo, Istanbul, Mexico City, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro. This year, in 2014, the award will be presented to an initiative in the wider Delhi area.

The award celebrates the Urban Age mission that connects quality of life to the quality of the urban environment. Created to encourage people to take responsibility for their cities and form new alliances, the award will be given to projects that improve the urban conditions of their communities and the lives of their residents.


The deadline for applications for the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Urban Age Award in Delhi has been extended to 1st September 2014. [more]

On July 10th 2014, the panel discussion "Handmade Urbanism: Exploring Grassroots Initiatives in Cities" will take place at 6PM (RSVP: / +91-9873677839) at the Seminar Hall, Kamladevi Complex India International Centre. The panel discussion will be based on the book co-edited by Marcos L. Rosa and Ute E. Weiland and published by Jovis (2013) that explores the experiences of participatory urban projects in Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Mexico City and Cape Town and will examine the role that grassroots initiatives can play in cities in the developing world.

In 2014, the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award will be presented to a project in the wider Delhi area. Delhi, with its rapid growth and complex challenges and opportunities, presents a significant environment for the award. The open call for applications starts on 29th May. [more]

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