To commemorate the World Cities Day internationally marked on Oct. 31, the fourth edition of Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award was held at the iconic Milad Tower on Saturday with focus on smart cities and technologies.
In this ceremony, in competition with the other 500 projects submitted from various cities of the world, the project presented by Urbanism and Architecture Deputy of Tabriz Municipality, titled as "Civil Life in the Urban Yard", won “Golden Adobe Global Award”.
Tabriz municipality won the adobe, considering its major projects and matchless efforts in municipal management, Architecture, Urbanism.
In the 4th edition, for the first time, over 300 foreign countries projects and 200 domestic projects were submitted to the secretriat.
Golden Adobe is a global award for the best urban projects and practices. Jointly organized by the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) and Tehran Municipality, the event was attended by mayors, urban leaders, local and urban officials and representatives of diplomatic corps and international organizations.
Tehran Golden Adobe is awarded to the best projects and practices in cities, regions and communities throughout the world, and aims to recognize the importance of local governments and urban management in promoting the social and economic environment, as well as the sustainability of cities and regions along with improving the living condition of citizens.
This year's edition was themed "creation of smart, resilient and livable cities for all".
A competition was held in seven areas, namely resiliency, livability and sustainability of urban development; public participation and urban socio-cultural development; architecture, urbanism, cultural heritage and urban regeneration; smart and creative human-oriented cities; provision of resources, investment, entrepreneurship, employment and urban economy; development of infrastructures, public transportation and urban services; and promotion of local governance, planning and management.
The jury selected and introduced three superior projects in each area. The winners were handed a certification and plaque of honor. In addition, 21 runner-up projects were also honored.
The award is a comprehensive, scientific and nonprofit initiative that specializes in supporting superior international urban management projects and facilitating the exchange of best urban management practices.
Tabriz municipality won the adobe, considering its major projects and matchless effort in municipal management, environment protection and sustainable urban development.