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2022 Workshop for Thought Leaders and the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Guangzhou Award

Innovative Cities, Shared Future


For a decade, the International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) has become an important platform for exchanges and cooperation among global cities, and a repository of urban innovation and sustainable development. The Workshop for Thought Leaders has been successfully held three editions since 2015 under the framework of the Guangzhou Award.

The Workshop aims to promote knowledge sharing and capacity building on urban innovation and sustainable development for stakeholders of cities and local governments around the globe, by making the best of the platform and living cases of the Guangzhou Award. Under the theme “Innovative Cities, Shared Future”, the event will gather cities, experts and partners that witnessed the development of the Guangzhou Award to increase the discussion on the urban transformation led by innovation and accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event will include an exhibition on urban innovation, a series of seminars and the release of the latest Guangzhou Award research reports, providing an opportunity and platform for stakeholders to share and learn from the latest on urban innovation, exchange the advanced experience in urban development and chart a new future for global cities

The Guangzhou Award was co-sponsored by the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis) and the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in 2012. It is committed to promoting exchanges of experience in urban innovation and recognizing the successful practice of cities and local governments in promoting innovation and sustainable development.


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