Release of Shortlist for 2018 Guangzhou Award

2018-09-12 00:00:00

313 submission from 213 cities /local governments of 70 countries / regions. These are the figures of the 2018 Guangzhou Award. However, only 15 cities / local governments get to present before the Jury how they implement the Global Goals.

Join us at the UCLG ASPAC Congress and find out who gets shortlisted into the final round. The announcement is followed by a preliminary analysis of the 15 shortlisted initiatives and in-depth discussion on lessons learned from innovative urban practices. The analysis will be presented by experts who just completed the work of the Technical Committee (TC) for the Award the day before. The in-depth discussion will involve representatives of local authorities, experts, international organizations, members of civil society and the private sector, with ample time for Q & A.

Time: 14:00-17:00, 12 September, 2018

Venue: Hall B1, Dyandra Convention Center


  • United Cities and Local Governments

  • World Association of the Major Metropolises

  • City of Guangzhou

with the support of

  • University of 17 Augustus 1945 Surabaya (UNTAG)

  • Guangdong Asia-Pacific Innovation Economic Research Institute (APER)

  • Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation (GIUI)


PART I: Release of shortlist

Moderator: Manhe Ma, Deputy Director General, Foreign Affairs Office, Guangzhou Municipal People’s Governemnts


Welcoming remarks

  • Yini Chen (Ms.), Vice Chair, Guangzhou Municipal CPPCC

  • Tri Rismaharini (Ms.), Mayor, Surabaya

  • Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi (Dr.), Secretary General, UCLG ASPAC

  • Agnes Bickart (Ms.), Senior Manager & special rep., METROPOLIS

  • Jingwu Song (Mr.), Vice President, CPAFFC


Technical Committee appointment ceremony


Release and presentation of shortlisted cities / local governments for the 2018 Guangzhou Award

TC members


Q & A



Networking break (15mins)

PART II: Panel discussion: Looking Back and Forward – Urban Innovation around the Globe

Moderator: Nicholas You, Director, Global Partners and Programs, GIUI




Panel discussion

  • Elisa Silva (Ms.), Director, Enlace Arquitectura; Urban Development Advisor, CAF

  • Mulyanto Nugroho (Dr.), Rector, UNTAG

  • Pandu Zanuar (Mr.), Spatial Planning Analyst, Malang, Indonesia

  • Wandia Seaforth (Ms.), former Chief, Best Practices, UN-Habitat

  • Zhijian Li (Mr.), President, APER


Q & A