THE OFFICIAL SCOPE AND DESCRIPTION FOR EACH CATEGORY

There are 5 categories of entries available for submission in the award as per the following:

1. Best Practice Award

General Scope & Description of the Category:

A Best Practice is an initiative that provides solutions to pressing issues, demonstrates success in its outcomes, and is recognized as a possible standard for widespread adoption. The United Nations General Assembly in 1995 defined Best Practices as "initiatives which have made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of life in cities and communities". More specifically, the General Assembly defined Best Practices as successful initiatives which:

  • Have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people's quality of life.
  • Are the result of effective partnerships between the public, private and civic sectors of society.
  • Are socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable.

1.1 Best Practice Award for National Urban Policies

Scope & Description:

This category aims to recognize national and sub-national governments that successfully adopt and implement National Urban Policies (NUP). Such Governments acknowledge that cities require priority high level attention in national development strategies, both in macro-economic and social policy terms...


Number of Winners in this category :

One Winner, the winner will receive 30,000 U.S. Dollars (Thirty Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.

1.2 Best Practice Award for Participatory Slum Upgrading

Scope & Description :

This category aims to recognise impactful initiatives by national and sub national governments, local authorities and organizations including those at community level that significantly transformed the living standards of slum dwellers...


Number of Winners in this category :

One Winner, the winner will receive 30,000 U.S. Dollars (Thirty Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.

2. Best Practices Transfer Awards

General Scope & Description of the Category:

A Best Practice transfer is defined as a process whereby two or more parties engage in a mutual and structured exchange to learn from one another in view of improving processes, skills, knowledge, expertise or technology for the purpose of improving the urban living environment.

Best Practices Transfer award will be given to policies and programmes that have demonstrable results and tangible impact in improving the quality of urban life and contributed to the sustainable urban development agenda and that have also been replicated in part or in whole, through structured learning and/or exchange mechanisms, described above. This category will be given two awards :


2.1. Best Practice Transfer Award in Local Implementation – Urban redevelopment, and redesign of urban spaces

Scope & Description:

This Award category aims to recognize local governments, private sector, NGOs and other organizations and institutions for designing and implementing local physical actions that have driven transformative change in the city...


Number of Winners in this category :

One Winner, the winner will receive 30,000 U.S. Dollars (Thirty Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.

2.2 Best Practice Transfer Award in Monitoring Mechanisms for the New Urban Agenda and the Urban SDGs

Scope & Description :

This Award category aims to recognize local governments, academia, private sector, civil society and any other organizations and institutions that are putting in place effective local monitoring systems for the follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda....


Number of Winners in this category :

One Winner, the winner will receive 30,000 U.S. Dollars (Thirty Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.

3. Private Sector Award for contribution to territorial planning, urban planning and design

General Scope & Description of the Category:

The award is given to a private sector organization that has successfully given technical assistance and advice to local government for the development and implementation of effective territorial and urban design plans to act on the form, character and functionality of the city, increasing prosperity and sustainability...

Number of Winners in this category :

Two Winners, each will receive 30,000 U.S. Dollars (Thirty Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.

4. Personal Award – for contribution to urban economy and municipal finance

General Scope & Description of the Category:

This Award category aims to recognize an individual person that has made outstanding contributions to the development of urban economy and municipal finance, working for local authorities, and other related organizations....

Number of Winners in this category :

Two Winners, each will receive 30,000 U.S. Dollars (Thirty Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.

5. University Research Award on Legislation, Rules, Regulations & Governance Systems

General Scope & Description of the Category:

This award aims to recognize outstanding research on this thematic area. The research will be judged based on breaking new ground, introducing new thinking, having high impact and/or inspiring others in this thematic area....

Number of Winners in this category :

Two Winners, each will receive 15,000 U.S. Dollars (Fifteen Thousand) plus a Trophy especially designed for the award.