Today, ten winning cities were announced for the C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards. The inaugural event took place this evening in London at The Crystal, the home of Siemens sustainable cities initiative. The cities represent the strongest project entries in each of ten sustainability and leadership categories. Projects for consideration were culled from both the C40 members and the 120 cities profiled in the “Green City Index.” The 29 finalists were announced earlier this month.
The independent, seven-member judging panel -- consisting of former city Mayors, architects and representatives of the World Bank, C40 and Siemens – had difficult choices to make but agreed on the ten winning city projects in the following categories:
- Bogota (Urban Transportation)
- Copenhagen (Carbon Measurement & Planning)
- Melbourne (Energy Efficient Built Environment)
- Mexico City (Air Quality)
- Munich (Green Energy)
- New York City (Adaptation & Resilience)
- Rio de Janeiro (Sustainable Communities)
- San Francisco (Waste Management)
- Singapore (Intelligent City Infrastructure)
- Tokyo (Finance & Economic Development)
Citizen’s Choice Award
The good news for the other finalist cities is that the awards process for 2013 doesn’t end here. C40 and Siemens announced the “Citizen’s Choice Award” that will allow the general public to vote for the project they believe should have won an award. The votes will be tallied at the City Climate Leadership Awards website and a winner will be announced in November. Voting starts today at www.cityclimateleadershipawards.com.
For more details on the winning projects in each city, see the full release here.