Sustainable Urban Communities
How can urban communities increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources?
Challenge Leadership Group
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Public Health, MIT
Entrepreneur. Former Googler. Founder & Chief Product Officer at Wildfire (acquired by Google)., Wildfire Interactive, Inc.
Resilience Leader, Arup
Managing Director, Regional Coordinator for Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Finance, Americas, BNP Paribas
CEO and Founder, YFood
Urbanist, Technologist, and Futurist, Machines Room, Clear Village & Recoded City
Professor of Architecture; Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative, MIT
James McGill Professor of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University; Visiting Scholar, Water and Food Security, MIT
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kounkuey Design Initiative
Founder & CEO, Wildfire
Senior Manager, Legacy Planning and Produce Department, Dentsu, Inc
President and Founder, EAT Foundation
Director, Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation
Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize Judges
Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab
Director, Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution
Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
Creative Director, Education Arcade; Research Director, MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program
Executive Director, Ingenuity
Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.
The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth using technology.
The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.
Potential for Impact
The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives, and the theory behind how it will work makes logical sense.
This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, or a new process for solving the challenge.
It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.