Buckminster Fuller was an amazing visionary of a man: architect, engineer and one of the first true “green designers” of the modern era, so it should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of the man here at Inhabitat. In 1983 the Buckminster Fuller Institute was established by Bucky’s family to carry on the designers legacy and help people face the globe’s most pressing issues in the same mode the institute’s namesake did during his vibrant life. To keep Buckminster Fuller’s legacy of eco, ‘whole-systems’ design alive, the BFI institutes a bevy of programs directed towards designers. One amazing initiative that has always found inspiring results is the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a design competition seeking to remedy the world’s most complicated social/environmental problems through whole-systems design strategies. Back in April Inhabitat followed the work of the BFI Challenge finalists, and we are now thrilled to announce the winner of this competition: Dr. Allan Savory! Not only did this talented individual walk away with a $100,000 grand prize, but you can find out more about him and his organization Operation Hope in our latest video above!