This competition seeks to inspire urban designers to put nature at the heart of their work.

The Integrated Habitats Design Competition champions working with nature and natural systems, ensuring biodiversity and biodiverse green infrastructure are integral to the design, construction and management of the built environment. The IHDC is open to all, and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches that show how to combine ecological, spatial and social understanding.

IHDC 2012 Awards include categories for completed projects and creative design ideas, as well as an overall IHDC Winner 2012. Awards will be made at a prestigious ceremony in Central London in October 2012, with an accompanying public exhibition and conference.

Entry Period - 20th March - 30th June

Submissions will be judged on the integration of biodiversity and biodiverse habitats into built environment developments, to provide ecosystem services and help us adapt to climate change. There are two categories within the IHDC:

Category 1 - Best Implemented Projects +3 Years - 1st Place winner £1000

Category 2 - Best Creative Design Project - 1st Place winner £1000

More information on this year's entry.

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