On 18 September, UN-Habitat and Fondation Botnar launched the Future Cities Challenge with the aim to unlock the innovation and creativity of young people from all over the world. The challenge has been engaging children and young people (age 10-24) to learn more about the cities they live in and encouraging them to get creative and share their vision of their future city.
We were truly amazed by the creativity and innovation of all participants and on World Cities Day we announced the winners of the challenge. Get inspired by the winning submissions below!
We saw some incredible submissions to the group category and awarded three groups. See the submissions below.
Corinne Viveros Muñoz (21), Maria Camila Valencia Carmona (21), Daniel Stiven Galicia Gómez (21), Andres Felipe Camargo Muñoz (21), and Mario Gonzalez (23), Bogota, Colombia
Michel Tatiana Zuluaga (24) and Valentina Restrepo (25), Cali, Colombia
Sabareesh Suresh (25), Harshitha Pemmasani (24), Dehradun, India
In the individual category, we awarded five young people. Get inspired below.
Aditya Singh, 12, Caracas, Venezuela
Lydia Gachau, 23, Thika, Kenya
Maria Luisa Tarozzo Kawasaki, 21, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sadhvi Gupta, 17, Phagwara, India
Youth Allyship Award
As we saw a lot of interest and engagement also from those over 24 years, we agreed to also award someone over 24 years. The winner in this category is Victor from Nigeria.
Victor Ademu, 25, Abuja, Nigeria
Big congratulations and thank you to all the winners. We feel truly inspired by your work and your ideas. We also want to thank all the participants for giving your time, energy, and sharing your ideas with us.
The winners will be awarded USD 1,000 for online educational courses and we are looking to expand the global network of Young City Champions in 2021 as well as other opportunities to engage city leaders around the winning Future Cities Challenge submissions.