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 winners of the 7th Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award were announced and celebrated in Delhi on 14 November 2014. There were two winners this year, Chintan and Goonj that share the 100.000 USD prize. Mary Kom, five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, held the keynote speech. [more]

135 initiatives from the Delhi region applied for the seventh edition of the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, created to recognise and celebrate initiatives that improve the quality of life in urban environments. [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.

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