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A global campaign for safer urban communities.

It takes only seconds to destroy what takes years to build. Thousands of Filipinos learned this last year, when Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) took lives and homes. Help reduce the painful cycle donation to a country at risk to the effects of climate change is not just financial aid, but ideas. This year's challenge is to prepare communities before the next disaster.

National Geographic supports DAtE (Design Against the Elements), a global architectural design contest that aims to provide a solution to the problems presented by climate change.
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