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.
We want the world to learn from your experience in implementing the global agendas. Please share your wisdom with us!
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.
The Guangzhou Award is open to all cities and regions worldwide, including members of UCLG, Metropolis, and ICLEI.
Online registration and expression of interest
August 31, 2018
Evaluation by Technical Committee
Release of shortlist (additional supporting materials may be requested from shortlisted cities)
Final assessment by Jury, award ceremony, and Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Conference
Submissions shall be made online and in accordance with the criteria and rules stipulated in the Rules and Procedures as well as Submission Guidelines of the 4th Guangzhou Award. For a large integrated initiative, please consider submitting up to three initiatives under the same title.