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The World Habitat Awards celebrate and showcase the very best solutions to housing issues all over the world. Every year we select ten finalists, from which two go on to be named winners.  However, throughout the selection process we learn about many more projects that are providing significant housing solutions to people and communities across the world.

Unfortunately, we cannot give awards to them all – so this year we have decided to introduce a new category: Commended Projects.

Commended Projects are those that have not reached the final stage of the competition, but we feel deserve to be recognised for their achievements.

The 2018 Commended Projects are:

#GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild – USA

St Clements, London Community Land Trust – UK

Le Village Vertical – France

‘New Ground’ Co-housing Community – UK

Dudley Community Land Trust – USA

Providing Houses to Women Residing in Dandora Dumpsite – Kenya

Ya Somos Medina, aprendiendo de Jnane Aztout – Morocco


Co-creating Construction Labour Communities – India

The E.V.E Project for the Redevelopment of Ilasan Community in Lagos – Nigeria

Building Hygienic Habitats Across Rural Eco System – India

Jhenaidah City-wide Community Upgrading Project – Bangladesh

Healthy Homes for Humanity – Guatemala

Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting for Low-Cost Housing in Penang – Malaysia

Rehabilitation of Damaged Houses – Palestine

Resilient communities through building back better in districts most severely affected by 2015 earthquake – Nepal

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