Student Project of the Week

Monday 03 Sep 2012

Each week we will select one entry from our Student Competition. This week, it's Connor Page from Nottingham Trent University

WAN recently announced it's first ever student competition: Better cities, better lives. We challenged students to select a city of their choice and address a particular urban challenge and provide an effective solution. This week's top submission comes from Connor Page from Nottingham Trent University in England who explains:

“I have decided to look at the problems of urbanisation facing less economically developed countries. Overall, in light of the 2016 Olympics, the world cup and current economic increase, I have decided to look into and create solutions, to the ever growing urbanisation problems brought on by in-migration, to the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“With global attention rising, I feel that giving the people of the favela’s of Rio de Janeiro, a better quality of life and standard of living, in a very eco-friendly way that is sensitive to context and national identity, will be a nice way of showing possibility to some of the world’s urbanisation problems.”

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