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Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation


The fourth edition of Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation [Photo by WeChat Account GZWS411665430]

The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (the Guangzhou Award) is co-sponsored by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the World Association of  Major Metropolises and the city of Guangzhou. It 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. 

The Guangzhou Award, presented biennially, is open to all cities and local governments with successful initiatives in urban innovation. Initiatives entered for the Guangzhou Award should be ongoing or recently completed (within the past two years) projects, measures or policies that produce practical effects or substantial influences, and boast originality, exemplariness and transferability.

The assessment of each cycle's Guangzhou Award is conducted by independent international experts. The technical committee selects up to 15 shortlisted cities and no more than 30 deserving cities from approved applications. From the shortlist, the jury makes a final selection of up to five award-winning cities. Each winner is granted a prize of $20,000, a trophy and a commemorative certificate.

Since 2012, four sessions of the Guangzhou Award have been held, each of which receives entries from more than 150 cities in over 50 countries and regions. It has become a treasure trove of over 1,000 initiatives which cover a wide range of areas, including infrastructure and public services, participatory planning and good governance, partnerships, technology, resilience, social inclusion and gender equality.

Guangzhou Awards Secretariat:

Add: 3511-12 International Financial Center, 5 West Zhujiang Rd, Guangzhou, Guangdong province

Tel: +86-20- 8735 0999

Fax: +86-20-8735 3488


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