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Submisisons of nominations deadline 'Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize' extended to 31st of May 2017

The deadline for nominations for the prestigieus LKY World City Prize is moved from March 31st to May 31st.
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 Prize Laureate will be presented with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of S$300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation.
 
 

IFHP’s Involvement in the LKY Prize 

IFHP President Flemming Borreskov is a member of the LKY Prize Council and will be involved in selecting the winner. IFHP’s Council member Koon Hean is part of the nominating committee. 
 
The LKY World Cities Prize is linked with WCS: World Cities Summit in Singapore. Currently and in the past, IFHP has served as an advisor and partner on the WCS.
IFHP's CEO and the Federation's President will be present at the WCS Mayors Forum (17-20 May 2017) in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.  
 
 

Nomination process 

Eligibility
Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize can only be initiated 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 for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize are also accepted from organisations in the public or private sector, as well as non-government organisations and academic Institutions.
In the nomination, the nominator may also identify the key leader(s) and / or partner-organisations which have contributed significantly to the urban transformation of the city (see Stage A Nomination Form).
Self-nominations will not be accepted.
 
Selection Process
All eligible nominations submitted will be reviewed through a rigorous two-tier selection process made up of both the Prize Council and Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will review and examine all submitted nominations and recommend potential Laureates to the Prize Council. The Prize Council will then review and select the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate based on the recommendations. 
Both panels consist of prominent practitioners, policy makers, academics and experts from a wide range of disciplines in the public and private sectors.
 
 

More about the prize 

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.
 
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is co-organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)