Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00

UrbanageWolfgang Nowak, (Alfred Herrhausen Society) Nomfundo Walaza, Edgar Pieterse and Malika Ndlovu (members of the jury)

On Wednesday 23 November, it was announced that the international Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award has selected Cape Town to be its 2012 recipient. The Alfred Herrhausen Society, the international forum of the Deutsche Bank, has partnered with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and LSE Cities at the London School of Economics to bring the Urban Age Award to Cape Town.

Mr Wolfgang Nowak, Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, said that the awards which have been made since 2007 are set up to encourage people to take responsibility for the cities they live in. Previous awards have been made in Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and Mexico City. The award and an amount of R750 000 will go to the project that makes the best use of urban space, where people, industry, NGOs and government work together to improve the quality of life for their communities. An independent jury of local and international judges who span a range of disciplines and experiences will select the wining project.

Professor Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Centre for Cities and chair of the jury said