Entries for the Your Street Live Challenge close on Monday 28 January 2013. Entrants are encouraged to see the possibilities and potential of their urban spaces, be in touch with the needs of their community, and think creatively to make these spaces smarter, safer, healthier and sustainable for everyone who uses them.
Creators of the most inspiring ideas will get to pitch their ideas before a live jury at a special Your Street event during Design Indaba in Cape Town on 27 February 2013. Winners will take their share of the R1 million to make their ideas a reality and create positive social change in their communities.
With successful projects already on the streets of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Eindhoven, Your Street is looking to accelerate this phenomenon by investing R1m in streets around the world. Anyone, anywhere can submit their ideas and become a catalyst for change in their corner of the world!
"It is about enhancing what is right in front of you: your street," says Ravi Naidoo, the founder of Design Indaba. "It's about walking the talk and reinvigorating your own community with the kind of creativity that improves lives - be it through encouraging people to change a bad habit, recycle more or cycle to work, or simply to make people smile, increasing the community's 'Gross Domestic Happiness'."
Proposals can be submitted through the online entry form at www.yourstreetchallenge.org