The call for applications for the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award 2014 Delhi are now open. The Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award is a travelling prize presented to initiatives within a specific city that utilize partnerships to improve the quality of life and the quality of the urban environment.

The winners are selected by an independent jury following an open call for applications. Since 2007, the award, worth USD 100,000, has been presented to initiatives based in Mumbai, São Paulo, Istanbul, Mexico City, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro. This year, the award will be presented to initiative(s) in the wider Delhi area on 14 November 2014.

The award celebrates the Urban Age mission that connects quality of life to the quality of the urban environment. Created to encourage people to take responsibility for their cities and form new alliances, the award will be given to projects that improve the urban conditions of their communities and the lives of their residents. 

Any project whose work falls under the following categories  will be considered for the award:

  • Housing and shelter
  • Workplaces
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Public space
  • Sanitation and health
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Other relevant urban regeneration initiatives


  • Projects that meet the following conditions are eligible to apply:
  • Projects must be located in the wider Delhi metropolitan area (for the 2014 Award)
  • Projects should demonstrate evidence of partnership and cooperation between different stakeholders
  • Projects must already be in existence (i.e. not only be ideas or plans) and demonstrate measurable impacts for their users and the wider community
  • Projects must not discriminate on the basis of religion or ethnicity 


Projects will be assessed by a independent jury based on the following key selection criteria:

  • Development of new partnerships and alliances
  • Benefits to urban communities and local residents
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Sustainability
  • Ability to convert shared visions into deliverable projects

The completed application forms can be either sent through email to: dbua.award.delhi2014 [at]

or via post to : 
Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award
c/o National Institute of Urban Affairs
Core 4B, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003