Integrating Habitats: Nature in Neighborhoods


More than 100 teams from around the world submitted entries to the Integrating Habitats design competition that prove every building in which we live, work, shop and play can create places for both people and nature. Awards were announced at a celebration on Feb. 26, 2008.

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How can we achieve balance between development and conservation?

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International Architecture Idea Competition
Genre Housing
Country Portland, Oregon
Registration Deadline 17 Dec 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 17 Dec 2007 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility Students and practitioners from all relevant disciplines

The challenge
Growing populations. Rapid development. Increased pressure on natural areas, clean rivers, streams and valuable fish and wildlife habitat. How can we achieve balance between development and conservation? What are the best ways to accommodate growth while protecting the region’s environment and quality of life?

Our approach
Blend. Balance. Integrate. Use long-term vision, collaborative effort and holistic values to guide development that protects clean water and honors co-existence. Design for this generation and those to come. Design the built environment with nature in mind.

World-renowned jury, citizens and communities.

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Entry Fee
US $25 (by October 15)
Late registration: $125 (by December 17)

Metro - Portland, Oregon

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