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 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.
Stage A Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016 are now open.
The nomination process is divided into 2 stages.
Stage A: Cities are nominated by independent third parties. Submit your Stage A nominations online here.
Stage A closing date:
31 March 2015 – Stage A Nominations are now extended to 29 May 2015
Stage B: Nominated cities to submit a comprehensive report and supporting materials to the Secretariat.
Stage B closing date: 29 May 2015