Finalists announced for the second edition of the UIA 2030 Award

The UIA, in partnership with UN-Habitat, has announced the finalists for the first stage of the second edition of the UIA 2030 Award. The Award recognises the work of architects who contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.

The regional finalists will now advance to Stage 2, where they will submit a three-minute video showcasing their projects in use, explaining their functions and detailing how they contribute to the relevant SDGs targets and meet eligibility criteria.

Winners in each of the six categories will receive a medal, with commendations for the remaining regional finalists. The awards ceremony will take place at the twelfth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF12) in Cairo, Egypt, from 4-8 November 2024.
About the award and selection process

Organised biennially in six categories and aligned with the World Urban Forum, the UIA 2030 Award invited architects from around the world to submit their projects. These projects were evaluated for their design quality and alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Finalists for Stage 1 were assessed regionally, representing the five UIA regions: Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, The Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Africa. The selected entries highlight the power of design to address complex social, economic, and environmental challenges, and showcase progress towards delivery of the SDGs through six categories.


Category 1: Good health and well-being


Category 2: Adequate, safe and affordable housing


Category 3: Access to safe, accessible, and sustainable public transport


Category 4: Access to green and public space


Category 5: Adaptation to climate change and resilience to disasters


Category 6: Promotion, restoration and sustainable use of ecosystems