Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2014
Stage A nomination closing date: extended till 31 May 2013 (Friday, 6pm Singapore time)
Stage B nomination closing date: 31 May 2013 (Friday, 6pm Singapore time)
To submit a nomination, please visit: http://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg/nom_form.htm
Cities can be nominated by independent third parties who are leading academics, government officials and heads of international organisations in the fields of urban planning, housing, transport management, urban design and architecture, energy conservation, urban policy and management and any other relevant fields. Nominations are also accepted from organisations in the public or private sector, as well as non-government organisations and academic institutions.
For more information on the nomination process, please visit: www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg or contact the Prize Secretary, Mr Larry Ng Lye Hock at email: email@example.com or tel: +65 6321 6532
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. The Prize is awarded to cities and recognises their key leaders and organisations for displaying foresight, good governance and innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced, to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits in a holistic way to their communities.
To facilitate the sharing of best practices in urban solutions that are easily replicable across cities, the Prize will place an emphasis on practical and cost effective solutions and ideas, for the benefit of cities around the world. Through this prize, Singapore hopes to promote exemplary thought-leadership and exchange of ideas among cities, so as to spur further innovation in the area of sustainable urban development.
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate will be presented with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of S$300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation.
A FITTING TRIBUTE
he Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is named after Singapore's first Prime Minister. Mr Lee was instrumental in developing Singapore into a distinctive, clean and green garden city in a short span of a few decades. Under his leadership, the adoption of strategic land use, transport and environmental policies and programmes have helped Singapore to develop into a liveable city with a high quality living environment, in tandem with rapid economic growth.
2012: City of New York
|The City of New York was awarded the 2012 Prize for its remarkable transformation to a greener and more liveable city over the last decade. The city has defined a bold, sustainable vision for its future to bring about a marked increase in the quality of life. Chairman of the Prize Nominating Committee, Kishore Mahbubani said: "The City of New York is an inspiring story of urban rejuvenation.|
|With bold vision, strong leadership, sheer determination, and excellent partnership between government and citizens, there is now a new sense of direction in the city. It has regained its perch as one of the most exciting cities in the world." More|
2010: Bilbao City Hall
|Bilbao City Hall was named the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate in recognition of its integrated a holistic approach in urban transformation. Bilbao City Hall has demonstrated that urban regeneration can be a powerful social and economic driver to catalyse change, strengthen the urban fabric, inject vibrancy and improve the quality of life for its citizens. More|
2012: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, AHT Group AG & SUN Development, City of Copenhagen and City of Malmö, City of Vancouver and Urban Renewal Brisbane More
2010: City of Melbourne, Jaime Lerner and Sheila Dikshit More
|Cities in Transformation: Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a new publication presenting the key lessons and insights from the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureates and Special Mentions in 2010 and 2012. More|