Assistant Professor Joshua Singer (of atomTAN Design) recently received a $65,000 grant from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) to administer and coordinate the Worldwide Logo Design Competition for the U.N. World Urban Campaign. He will present the award at the campaign’s public launch, to take place at the Fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro in March.
Sponsored by Veolia Environment, the international competition’s jury will select three finalists. The World Urban Forum is the world’s premier gathering on urban issues. More than 15,000 leaders and representatives of government and the private, professional, academic and civil society sectors from more than 100 countries will attend. The U.N. Human Settlements Programme promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.