Call for Submissions Now Open: 2020 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation

In 2020, UCLG, Metropolis and the city of Guangzhou will award the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation for the 5th time.

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The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation celebrates innovative practices that contribute to the local implementation of the 17 SDGs or the New Urban Agenda. By recognizing initiatives that support the development of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements the award serves as a platform for inspiration for cities around the world.

The Call for Submissions will be open until the 1st of July 2020. Proposals will be assessed according to five criteria: innovativeness, effectiveness, replicability/transferability, significance and relevance of the initiative to the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. In July, 45 city initiatives will be shortlisted. These cities will be given the opportunity to feature their projects in chosen publications and will be invited to share their experiences during international events. The top five will be compensated with 20,000 US dollars each.

To apply click here.