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The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize emphasises the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities within a quality built environment that incorporates the principles of sustainable development. Beyond good planning principles and processes, a holistic approach to sustainable development is also about creating and maintaining a cohesive and involved community, and bringing about tangible economic benefits to the city, region or nation.

At a strategic level, good governance and able leadership play a vital role in a city’s development. By setting clear visions and targets, policies and key projects can achieve both beneficial and catalytic effects for the city as a whole, thereby benefiting a large sector of the population.

All nominations received will be evaluated on the following criteria:



Demonstration of strong leadership and governance through vision, foresight and commitment to achieve the objectives of the urban transformation and desired urban solution;



Creativity and innovation in the overall master-planning / strategy and implementation approach, to establish new models and benchmarks;



Good and applicable practices and ideas that can be adopted for the benefit of other cities; and



Successful implementation, taking into account the scale and sustainability of the transformation’s long-term impact.

The submitted demonstration projects must be completed (e.g. occupied and operational). In the case of phased developments, the completed phase(s) should sufficiently demonstrate the efficacy of the project.


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