EdX course Global Housing Design finalist for the edX Prize

News - 23 November 2022 - Communication BK

EdX course Global Housing Design has been selected as one of the finalist for the edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning. The 10 finalists represent best-in-class online learning experiences that deliver learner-centric, impactful outcomes on the edX platform.

Van Gameren and his course team – Nelson Amorin Mota, Frederique van Andel and Rohan Varma – are passionate about improving the quality of life of people across the globe by effecting positive changes in the built environment. They translated their commitment into an inspirational course that empowers thousands worldwide to recognise the challenges and opportunities of designing and building adequate housing for a more sustainable future. Their MOOC is a fully experiential journey.

The course Global Housing Design

Building adequate housing is a pressing issue worldwide. With close to a billion people currently living in slums, accommodating a growing population, and improving dwelling conditions is a critical issue for society.

This challenge cannot be solved with a one-size-fits-all approach. Every city, region and country demand their own housing models and prototypes. That's why housing design needs to negotiate many aspects simultaneously to achieve sustainable urban environments and inclusive dwelling communities.

More information

  • The winner of this year’s award will be announced in early 2023.
  • Visit the Global Housing Design course page.

Congratulations to the course instructors Nelson Mota, Frederique van Amstel, Dick van Gameren and Rohan Varma on being shortlisted for this prestigious prize!