GCRO receives award for 'Research in sustainability'

  • GCRO
  • Date of publication: 31 October 2018

In October 2018, GCRO's report 'A framework for a green infrastructure planning approach in the Gauteng City-Region' was the awarded project for the category 'Research in Sustainability' in the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Awards for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation. The awards ceremony and prestigious gala event took place at the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, on 26 October 2018.

The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation recognises contributions that bring sustainable innovation to living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, design, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. The competition is run every two years and is dedicated to acknowledging best practice, innovation and sustainability in architecture and the built environment. It aims to promote and increase cross-disciplinary learning and understanding in the fields of sustainability and sustainable architectural practice. The award adjudication considers five criteria including: harmonisation, people upliftment, evolutionary paradigm, placemaking performance, and leadership.

Find out more about the AfriSam-SAIA Awards for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation on their website.

Download 'A framework for a green infrastructure planning approach in the Gauteng City-Region' here.


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