Reducing Urban Poverty 2016: Graduate student Paper Competition, Policy Workshop, and Publication

Call for paper abstracts and competition opportunity for graduate papers on urban poverty in the developing world.

UN-Habitat: International design collaboration for Kenya

Students from around the world are invited to participate in a student design competition for Kenya’s towns.

Geneva Challenge 2016: The Challenges of Urbanisation

Teams of masters students are invited to tackle the challenge of urbanisation. Money prizes up for grabs.

Global Urban Innovators Initiative

The Global Urban Innovators initiative selects the top 15 most innovative startups and social enterprises that use technology to tackle the biggest urban challenges of our time.

Competition: 2015 Des Baker Architectural Student Design Competition

The Des Baker 2015 architectural student design competition addresses the theme of future African cities through film.

International Journalism Competition: Sustainable Development

The Organisation International de la Fancophonie, through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Francophone Institute for Sustainable Development ( IFDD ) is launching an international media and journalism competition on the theme of Sustainable Development (French).

International photo contest: climate, state of emergency

For the 5th year, the Fondation Alliance Française is organising its international photography competition. This year, the famous French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand will be support the competition and the theme is Climat, Etat d’urgence (Climate, state of emergency).

The Writivism Short Story Prize 2015

Submit to the Writivism Short Story Prize before 30 April.

Call for Papers: Reducing Urban Poverty Student Paper Competition

To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, the Wilson Center, and Cities Alliance are co-sponsoring the sixth annual paper competition for graduate students, seeking abstracts on urban poverty in the developing world. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will be invited to present their work in a policy workshop to be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. in January, 2016. The grand prize winner will also receive $1000.

Snapping Cities competition from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to hold its flagship, high-level Annual Governance Weekend from the 21-23 November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. The focus of the weekend will be the Ibrahim Forum. The theme of the discussions will be “African Cities”. Projections estimate that Africa will enter its ‘urban age’ by 2035 when 50% of its population … Continued