David B. South has spent most of his life trying to change the world. Since building his first Monolithic Dome in 1975, he has been working to convince people to think outside the box. Now he has a chance to be formally recognized as a Changemaker as part of an international competition for sustainable urban housing.
Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Changemakers competition is aimed at finding innovative solutions for livable and inclusive cities. The most competitive submissions will be showcased in June at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., where they will be viewed by public and private partners including prospective funders.
Domes for the World is currently in the running for the top prize, which will recognize nominees for projects that engage communities, entrepreneurs and key institutions in collaborating to integrate and develop affordable inclusive, and sustainable urban housing that respects the environment, local cultures, and practices.
Rather than being a static competition, Changemakers is designed to get people talking. By signing up at the site, you can vote on your favorite solution or chat with a social innovator. We invite you to share your views on Monolithic EcoShells and the work that DFTW has been doing around the world. It only takes a moment to sign up and you can follow competition news on Twitter and Facebook. We look forward to hearing what you think!