Commitment to Action

I-10-K: Collaborating for Livable and Inclusive Cities

Commitment by

U.S. Department of State

The members of the Sustainable and Inclusive Housing Initiative Partnership commit to expanding their recent competition--Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Livable and Inclusive Cities as well as related competition project ideas and leveraged funding from the State Department, Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Planning Association. In doing so, their goal is to engage more than 10,000 sustainable development innovators towards the goal of creating tens of thousands of new housing and employment opportunities in urban locations and to integrate 'housing as a platform' into community and economic development in a new, significant, and permanent way.
'Innovation Ten Thousand' or 'I-10-K' will further harness the Partnership via three work streams: 1) a competition model for sourcing large-scale, multi-location sustainable housing solutions; 2) an in-country training and technical assistance program for innovators and their partners (which could include municipalities, corporations, and NGOs); and 3) an online community to further deepen collaboration and to continually engage new partners. Ultimately, this commitment focuses on using housing as a platform for creating inclusive and sustainable urban communities.





I-10-K: Collaborating for Livable and Inclusive Cities



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America, Latin America & Caribbean, Africa


Brazil, Colombia, India, Kenya, Mexico, United States of America

Commitment by

U.S. Department of State


American Planning Association, Context Partners, Ashoka Changemakers, Un Techo Para Mi País, X PRIZE Foundation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development