The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) is co-sponsored by the City of Guangzhou, the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis). The aim of the Guangzhou Award is to recognize innovation in improving social, economic, and environmental sustainability and good urban governance in cities and regions and, in doing so, to advance the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens. So far five cycles have been held, attracting over 1,300 initiatives worldwide. It has become a global platform for city-to-city learning and the documentation, dissemination, and analysis of the local implementation of global agendas including SDGs and New Urban Agenda (NUA).
The 6th Guangzhou Award is now calling for participation from all cities and local governments around the world with ongoing or recently completed initiatives, including those that are implemented in collaboration with private and civil society partners. The thematic areas include but are not limited to the followings: social inclusion and shared prosperity, environmental protection and resilience, public services and infrastructure, urban heritage and cultural preservation, smart cities and technology governance.By advocating exchanges and mutual learning, we hope to bring together the urban synergy for sustainable development. Please click here , to learn more about the detailed guidelines and follow the updates on our official websiteApply Now
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In order to further explore the value of the urban innovation initiatives and provide reference for facilitating local implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Guangzhou Award Secretariat has carried out cooperation on urban innovation research with renowned institutions and experts around the world. As a result, a series of research reports have been completed and released in recent years, including the Guangzhou Award Urban Innovation Assessment Methodology Report（Draft Zero）, Learning from the 5th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, and the Local Implementation of the New Urban Agenda 2022. These reports show Guangzhou Award’s efforts in promoting knowledge sharing, the determination and vision in advocating global urban sustainable development and inclusive innovation.More Research
Partnerships and Innovation for Accelerating the Implementation of the SDGs in Cities
Civitas Novus: Urban Innovation Assessment Zero Draft Report
Urban Innovation and the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda
Urban Innovation Assessment Methodology Interim Report
The International Database on Urban Innovation contains all the original materials of over 1300 initiatives submitted to the Guangzhou Award in the past ten years. Shortlisted initiatives of each cycle of the Award have been selected into the Urban Best Practices Database of the UN-Habitat. In 2022, the database has been comprehensively upgraded to further promote exchanges and mutual learnings among cities and local governments around the world, and thus provide reference for sustainable global urban development.
Secretariat of Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation
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