Planet Forward asked student storytellers to answer the question: What innovation do you think will help cities develop sustainably? Their answers are our Storyfest 2016 submissions.
Our panelists — Christian Amolsch with Gensler, David Enders, an international journalist, and Dr. Imani M. Cheers, a George Washington University assistant professor of media and public affairs — reviewed some of the finalists and, finally, our winners were revealed!
Grand Prize Winners:
Blooming Biosolids - Jesse Gurney, The George Washington University
Smart Floating Farms - Javier F. Ponce, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Fighting Food Waste: The Food Recovery Network - Kira Sommer and Sara Merken, The George Washington University
VertiKale - Hannah Abell and Oswin Chackochan, Purdue University
Saving Our Farms, Saving Our Families - Andre Carter and R'Myni Watson, Tougaloo College-Jackson State University
Rooftop Roots: Helping a Community Grow through its Garden - Ilana Creinin, Danielle Baglivo and Sophie Martin, The George Washington University
Our Fan Favorite social media contest winner:
Composting: An Urban Option - Sophie Kaplan, The George Washington University