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In the face of sustainability challenges such as pollution, congestion, and inequality, the urban community proves resourceful in coming up with new and creative solutions. In an effort to provide a platform for cities/local governments to share and exchange their innovative experience – and ultimately to improve sustainability in the urban realm – United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Association of Major Metropolises, and City of Guangzhou established the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, or Guangzhou Award.
The first results of Phase 1 of the Reinventing Cities competition are in, and they are promising. The competition received more than 230 creative ‘Expressions of Interest’ across 33 sites – and more are expected in the coming months.
Through C40, cities around the world have made commitments to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lead the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. They no longer ask “WHY,” but “HOW”. City leaders are applying new solutions for healthier and more sustainable buildings and streets – on the ground, up in the air and down the waste bin. Now, it´s time for solutions to reach our plates!