Nine European cities have been shortlisted for their projects linked to ‘sustainable urban growth and quality of life’.
Nine of our member cities have been shortlisted for our 2015 awards. The awards recognise outstanding achievement by our members in the delivery of local activities and practices which improve the quality of life for citizens. This year, members were asked to submit projects linked to the theme of EUROCITIES 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo – ‘Living cities – sustainable urban growth and quality of life’.
Projects could be entered in one of three categories: cooperation, demonstrating collaboration between citizens, businesses, NGOs and local authorities to produce solutions for more and better jobs; innovation, showing innovative ways of achieving a modal shift in urban transport and/or improving air quality in urban areas, with a special focus on projects initiated and driven by citizens; and participation, for projects that involve local authorities, businesses and civil society in partnership models to increase investment in cities, with a particular focus on those projects showing effective and long term partnerships.
An independent jury, made up of representatives from the host cities, the EU institutions, academia, an NGO, and the media, selected three entries in each category for the shortlist.
The shortlisted cities and their projects are as follows. More information on each of the projects can be found on our awards page, here.
Edinburgh – The Edinburgh Guarantee
Gothenburg: Entrepreneurial Västra Hisingen
Rotterdam – The Rotterdam Business Case
Amsterdam – Optimising charging infrastructure
Milan – Fewer cards, more shared spaces, better quality of life for all
Oslo –The traffic agent
Edinburgh – Edinburgh in bloom
Glasgow – OPEN Glasgow – city data hub
Utrecht – City talks on sustainable energy: the silent majority speaks
Three winners, one in each category, will be announced at a ceremony on 4 November during EUROCITIES 2015 Munich: www.eurocities2015.eu.