Category 1

Best Practices Award in Urban Regeneration and Public Spaces

This category caters for addressing the cities of the future; finding ways in which cities ensure to provide affordable housing and access to food, water, clean air, mobility, public life and nature for continuously more numerous urban populations.

Topics Covered

  1. Affordable housing
  2. Accessible and sustainable transport
  3. Inclusive and participatory planning
  4. Green and public spaces
  5. Links to national and regional planning
  6. Cultural and natural heritage
  7. Environmental impact of cities
  8. Disaster management

Potential applicants are expected to address, among others:

Affordable housing, social cohesion and inclusion

  • Adoption of smart cities new technologies and tools
  • Efficient and effective use of technology
  • Facilitating unforeseen encounters
  • Safety and enhancement of public spaces
  • Strengthen the links between national, regional and local development planning

Climate change, disaster resilience, mobility

  • Reaching carbon-neutral or carbon-negative cities
  • Provide accessible and affordable mobility
  • Increase resilience, ability to mitigate and adapt to natural disasters
  • Increase urban green areas and urban biodiversity
  • Absorb rain water, floods or heat

Recognizing excellence

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