Announcing the 2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the 2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists. Out of more than 400 entrants, these 15 initiatives have advanced through a rigorous review process, evaluated for adherence to our unique criteria: visionary, comprehensive, anticipatory, ecologically responsible, feasible, and verifiable. Read about them here!

Dispatches from the Field - Thunder Valley Ground Breaking

2014 Fuller Challenge Special Award Recipient Thunder Valley will be celebrating the ground breaking for their Regenerative Community Development on June 22 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Welcoming Our 2015 Program Fellows

Through our prestigious Fellowship Program, BFI welcomes a small number of outstanding students and early-career practitioners to our team for four months each summer.

Governor Cuomo Announces Living Breakwaters Project Launch

2014 Fuller Challenge Winner Living Breakwaters project launch has just been announced by Governor Cuomo, who said that the project “will make Staten Island the model for resiliency and innovation.” Read the full press release here and learn mo


The application window may be closed for this Challenge cycle, but the work is just getting going at BFI where members of the review team and selection committee are hard at work evaluating hundreds of whole-systems solutions for inclusion in the Catalyst Program and for the $100,000 Fuller Challenge prize.

Kate Orff to head Columbia University's Urban Design Program

A recent FastCo article featured Kate Orff, founder of SCAPE and winner of the 2014 Challenge for Living Breakwaters, as she takes over as director of Columbia University's Urban Design program.


In this year’s Fuller Challenge cycle, entries were submitted from project teams doing work in 136 countries, listed below.

Dispatches From the Field: "Water man of India" Rajendra Singh wins prestigious prize

Rajendra Singh, a 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalist with the project TBS River Regeneration, recently received the preeminent Stockholm Water Prize. The award presented to Rajendra is often considered the Nobel Prize for water, for methods that are that actually based on an ancient Indian technique.

WAVE's White Paper on Water-based health care

WAVE (Water Based Aid, Value, Engagement) has shared an executive summary of their forthcoming white paper, "Water-Based Health Care: Have We Missed the Boat?" Find out more about water based communities within this paper by 2014 Fuller Challenge Finalist Lake Tanganyika Flo