Three cities were recognised for their outstanding projects at last night’s EUROCITIES awards
Liverpool, Malaga and Vilnius were revealed as the winners of this year’s EUROCITIES awards at a ceremony held last night at BMW World during EUROCITIES 2014 Munich, taking place on 5-8 November.
The cities were recognised for their projects linked to the conference theme of ‘energising cities – energy intelligent cities’, in three categories:
Cooperation: Liverpool's REECH project on retrofitting social housing and business premises, leading to better energy efficiency and creating new jobs.
Innovation: Vilnius' interactive energy classification map, where residents can compare the actual energy consumption of their apartment blocks with similar buildings.
Participation: Malaga's energy efficiency refurbishment through participation programme, which helps install energy saving measures in one of Malaga's most deprived social housing complexes.
The three cities were among nine that were shortlisted: Dortmund, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Malaga, Oslo, Rotterdam, Tampere, The Hague, and Vilnius.
The winners were selected by an independent jury led by Joachim Lorenz from Munich’s department of environment and health. The jury members were: Marie-Hélène Vareille from European Commission DG Environment; Iván Tosics from the Metropolitan Research Institute; Sabine Bock from Women in Europe for a Common Future; and Susanne Poelchau from Bayerischer Rundfunk.
You can find out more about the shortlisted and winning projects here.
Pictured: Nick Small, cabinet member for employment and skills at Liverpool City Council, accepts the award for cooperation from host JJ Jones.