We are pleased to announce the nominees for the second edition of the BIE-Cosmos Prize, to be awarded at EXPO Shanghai 2010 (full title of the prize: "BIE-Cosmos Prize, EXPO Shanghai 2010 for Better City, Better Life").
The BIE-Cosmos Prize will be awarded to a selected not-for-profit project that contributes to the realization of the Expo theme, "Better City, Better Life."
|Name||Organization & Title
|Mr. Cherdsak VIRAPAT||International Ocean Institute Headquarters
|Thailand||"Tsunami Prevention and Preparedness Practices for Tourism Sector and
Private Entrepreneur in Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province of Thailand (TPPP)"
|Mr. Riccardo VANNUCCI||
FAREstudio (on behalf of AIDOS, Italian NGO)
|Italy||"Centre for the Well Being of Women (CBF)"|
|Miss Keneilwe MOSEKI||
Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana)
|Botswana||"Urban Community Empowerment Project"|
|Mrs. Irania MARTINEZ||
Community sur Isleta, Ciudad Guantanamo, Cuba
|Cuba||"Waste management in Cuban local community"|
|Mr. Ignas BRAZAUSKAS||
|Lithuania||"Waste collection and awareness-raising on a national scale"|
|Ms./Professor Xiaosong ZHANG||
Chain Reaction: Guizhou Rural Tourism Development Center
"For Our Daughters"Combating poverty, disempowerment, and cultural loss for ethnic minority women in Guizhou, China
|Mr. Marc LIBESSART||
Fondation Internationale de l'Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Lambaréné Gabon
"Le Projet Santé Plus"
Education and awareness-raising about HIV/AIDS and support to HIV/AIDS patients
|De Pirro, Garcia Lascurain, Gamboa, and Zavala||DGL, De Pirro and Garcia Lascurain Architects S.C. and Instituto Mexicano de Urbanismo, A.C.
|Mexico||“The Barefoot Urbanist. Design Guidelines for Progressive Urban Developments”|
|Mr. Ralph NAUTA and Ms. Lonneke GORDIJN||
Industrial designers and owners
|Netherlands||“Obsidian: A Brilliant Bit of Waste
Furniture design: promoting the solution for the worldwide chemical waste problem”
|Dr. David Leonides T. YAP||
University of the Philippines, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Associate Professor and Director of Research
|Philippines||"Studies on ways to factor in green urbanism guidelines in planning future human settlements as a strategy to address climate change"|
The nominated projects will be displayed at the Expo in three locations: Theme Pavilion, UBPA (Urban Best Practices Area), and Media Center.
An international jury will evaluate the nominated projects during the Expo and select one winner.
The award ceremony will be held on the BIE Day (October 30, 2010), the day before the Expo closing.
The BIE received 52 applications from 26 countries for this edition.
To download the project descriptions of the nominated projects, click here.