The year 2018 begins with the launch of the 4th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award), a platform for the sharing and exchange of successful innovative practices. The Guangzhou Award supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA), contributing to the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements.
We would like to invite you to join us if your city or region is putting in place any initiatives under the themes highlighted by the SDGs (especially SDG 11) and NUA. For NUA, special focus is being placed on urban planning and design, financing urban development, as well as access to affordable housing, infrastructure, and services.
The Guangzhou Award is co-sponsored by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis), and City of Guangzhou. The award aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, to advance the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens.
Each winning city will be granted $ 20,000 cash prize, a trophy and a commemorative certificate. The Organizing Committee of the Guangzhou Award will also recognize one of the shortlisted initiatives for its popularity among the general public.