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NRW.BANK Study Prize "Housing & the City" Award ceremony on December 11

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Award ceremony for the NRW.BANK "Housing & the City" study prize

NRW.BANK today presented the NRW.BANK "Housing & City" study award in Düsseldorf. The development bank honored four theses by students at TU Dortmund University and RWTH Aachen University that deal with solutions for socially acceptable, liveable and sustainable housing. The prize for student research achievements, endowed with 4,000 euros, was awarded for the 15th time.

Housing shortages, the transformation of housing estates, the effects of urban development on mental health, homelessness - these were the topics addressed by the four prize-winning entries from young academics. The jury was impressed by their practical relevance.

"The 15th NRW.BANK Study Prize has once again shown that young academics can provide interesting impetus for urban and regional planning," says Claudia Hillenherms, Member of the Managing Board of NRW.BANK. "The award winners provide innovative approaches to tackle the very latest challenges facing local authorities. They offer solutions that enhance neighborhoods and make affordable housing possible."

The award winners
1st prize (€1,500): Katja Gadziak and Eva Krings (RWTH Aachen): Without End Beginning - On the Transformation of the Row Housing Estate in Eisenhüttenstadt

2nd prize (€1,000): Marian Flaßkamp (TU Dortmund): Needs-based instruments for local authorities to cope with the housing shortage? - A policy analysis of the Novelli

2nd prize (€1,000): Ella Hartke (TU Dortmund): ERHOLSAME STADT - An urban design to support people's mental health and well-being using the example of the former school for the deaf in Dortmund Hacheney

Special prize (500 €): Alexandra Falkenberg (RWTH Aachen): Negotiating diversity in public space - appropriation of space by homeless people in Aachen