"City of Your Choice" Voting for the Guangzhou Award


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"City of Your Choice" Voting for the 6th Guangzhou Award

The 6th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic, and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, advance the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens. This year's award ceremony will take place during the 2023 Global Mayors' Forum from December 7th to 9th in the city of Guangzhou, China. But before the award ceremony, we invite you to cast your vote for the projects you believe are the most innovative!

The International Seminar on Learning from Urban Innovation will be held online from November 6th to 9th, during which representatives of the 15 shortlisted cities will present their initiatives and answer questions from the moderators and the audience. The seminar will be open to the public. Through initiative showcases and interactive sessions, participants can learn about the latest developments in international urban governance, and share lessons of local implementation of the SDGs and innovative practices of global cities.


International seminars by the short-listed cities

  • Seminar 1: "Making our cities and regions safe and resilient for all" on November 6th, 20:30-22:00 (UTC+8)
  • Seminar 2: "Leaving no one and no place behind" on November 7th,19:30-21:00 (UTC+8)
  • Seminar 3: "Beyond smart city" on November 8th, 20:30-22:00 (UTC+8)
  • Seminar 4: "Towards a systems approach to urban governance" on November 9th: 21:00-22:30 (UTC+8)

Learn more and register for the seminars of your choice!


In a world where innovative solutions are needed more than ever, cities worldwide are developing creative strategies to enhance the sustainability of their infrastructure. Explore the shortlisted cities and cast your vote here!


The result will be announced at the Award Ceremony of the 6th Guangzhou Award held in Guangzhou on 7 December, 2023.


Metropolis is partnering with the City of Guangzhou and the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on The 6th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation.


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