2017 Dubai International Award open to the Private Sector

2017 Dubai International Award open to the Private Sector

This year, the Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat are calling for submissions to the 11th round of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
This renowned international contest seeks to recognize outstanding initiatives that are making valuable contribution to the sustainability agenda along the themes of the New Urban Agenda.
 
The Private Sector is presented as a category for its particular contribution to Territorial Planning, Urban Planning and Design. The award is targeted at private sector organizations that have successfully engaged in urban planning and design, for instance by providing technical assistance and advice to local governments for the development and implementation of effective territorial and urban design plans.
 
Such best practices should represent outstanding accomplishments in developing innovative ways of dealing with social, economic, and environmental challenges in a sustainable manner.
 
To be considered for the Award, the submission should demonstrate positive results in one or more of the following:
  1. Well-designed urban areas that have adequate densities and increased mixed land uses;
  2. Public space that is accessible, affordable and safe for all inhabitants;
  3. Urban spaces that support social diversity;
  4. Urban spaces that facilitate economic vitality and the development of economies of agglomeration;
  5. Resilient plans and strategies that address climate change related risks;
  6. Urban plans that articulate different scales of intervention from regions, to the metropolis, the city and the neighborhood;
The effective implementation of urban planning and design should have succeeded in any of the following areas:
  1. Transforming the city or parts of it in more compact, integrated, connected and sustainable areas;
  2. Protecting the ‘commons’ and the urban and natural environment through appropriated design;
  3. Increasing city resilience mechanisms, adaptation and mitigation capacities and the possibilities of the city to deal with climate change risks through adequate plans;
  4. Achieving higher levels of sustainable mobility that contribute to reduce energy consumption, improve accessibility social inclusion