Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize call for nominations

Nominations are currently being sought for the 2016 cycle of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.

Stage A Nominations

Cities can be nominated by independent third parties who are leading academics, government officials and heads of international organizations 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 non-government organizations and academic institutions. The closing date is Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Stage B Nominations

Nominated cities will have to submit a report that fully demonstrates the sustained and durable transformation at city-wide level and the success of the overall master plan or strategy for the city through key demonstration projects (up to a maximum of three projects). The closing date is Friday, May 29, 2015.

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 organizations 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.

The Prize Laureate will be presented with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of $300,000 (Singapore), sponsored by Keppel Corporation. The Prize will be presented at the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Award Ceremony & Banquet held during the World Cities Summit in Singapore from July 10-15, 2016.

Past prize laureates include the City of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province (2014), City of New York (2012), and Bilbao City Hall (2010).

For more information, please visit www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg.