Routledge Prize 2016

42 posters were entered for the Routledge Prize and were exhibited at the ISOCARP Congress in Durban.  The posters are highly individual in their style and approach.

The Jury looked at the following criteria:

  • the quality of the technical content
  • the poster as a medium of communication
  • graphical quality.

The Jury members at work

Jury Members:
Guy Perry (Chair), India/USA
Zeynep Gunay, Turkey
Jianxiang Huang, China
Dorota Kamrowska-Zaluska, Poland.


The jury identified two winners:
Francisco Achwoka, Kenya, Transportation Challenges within  Cities in Developing Countries

Francisco demonstrated in-depth understanding of the urban challenges and context. He set forth pragmatic and innovative strategies.
Francisco had a coherent, thorough and professional description of a way to address one of the most pressing urban issues of our time.

Alberto Cendoya, Spain, Digital Slums
Alberto proposed a stimulating and thoughtful topic of slums in the digital age. He had the most impactful and graphically memorable poster, touching on a stirring and meaningfully optimistic smart technology theme.



Alberto Cendoya & Francisco Achwoka receive their prizes in the presence of Minster Radebe.





Download Alberto’s poster




A big thank you to the Routledge Publishing House for making this prize possible.

achwoka-posterDownload Francisco’s poster


Two honorary mentions were given to:
Katarzyna Bartoszewicz, Poland, for her poster on Individual Stories Creating Collective Identity and
Miranda Schut, Netherlands, for her poster on The Future of Urban Living. 


People’s Choice

Primarily to encourage delegates to visit the exhibition and to read these interesting and diverse posters, delegates were invited to vote for the poster they liked best.  This vote was entirely separate from the judging of the Routledge Prize, which was completed prior to the counting of the People’s Choice votes.  The winner of the People’s Choice prize was Boitumelo Tshiane from South Africa.

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