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2018-12-07

The award ceremony on December 7 announces the five winners of the 2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. They are Wuhan, China; Milan, Italy; Guadalajara, Mexico; Mezitli, Turkey; and New York City, United States.


Prior to the award ceremony, the 15 shortlisted cities for this cycle presented their initiatives to an international audience during the International Seminar on Learning from Urban Innovation on December 6. The Jury, embedded in the audience, made their final decision on these five cities and initiatives:

  1. China, Wuhan: The "Rebirth" of Urban Waste Dump – Ecological Treatment and Return of Plurality

  2. Milan, Italy: Milan Food Policy: An Innovative Framework for Making Urban Food System More Sustainable and Inclusive

  3. Guadalajara, Mexico: Citizen-Led Metropolitan Coordination of Guadalajara

  4. Mezitli, Turkey: Mezitli Women Producers Market

  5. New York City, United States: Global Vision | Urban Action: New York City’s Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Shows Local Progress for Global Action


Aside from the five winners, the Indonesian city of Surabaya claims the "Online Popular City", voted on by the general public.