Curitiba awarded the Globe Sustainable City Award 2010- 17 April, 2010
Curitiba, a city which is not visited half enough, has just been awarded the Globe Sustainable City Award for 2010. As this is a global award we can only hope that this will mean more people making the trip. After all, it is only a few hours bus drive from Florianopolis and can easily be visited by people making the journey from Rio or Sao Paulo to Iguazu or Floripa. Here is what the people at Ekonominy Heter had to say about it all:
The Brazilian city Curitiba wins the Globe Sustainable City Award 2010. The city of Curitiba is awarded for excellent sustainable urban development. The Globe Award statuette will be presented to representatives from the City of Curitiba on April 29th at a gala dinner at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Globe Sustainable City Award is now presented for the second year. The aim of the City Award is to underline cities and municipalities, which excel in sustainable urban development, and to set a positive example for others. The general mission of the Globe Sustainability Awards is to highlight and acknowledge particular cases and initiatives within the sustainability area.
?The City of Curitiba shows maturity in their understanding of sustainable city development ? both regarding policy and implementation. The holistic approach is well framed and managed in order to create a strong and healthy community, integrating the environmental dimension with other dimensions like intellectual, cultural, economic and social”, the jury states in it?s motivation
The competition was hard and the runners-up were sustainable cities like Malmoe in Sweden, Murcia in Spain, Songpa in South Korea, Stargard Szczecinski in Poland (the winner of the Globe Award Polish Edition 2009) and Sydney in Australia.
“I congratulate Curitiba to the prestigious award for most sustainable city 2010. It is a very solid winner with a holistic municipal master plan integrating all strategic resources linked to innovation and future sustainability”, says jury group Chairman Jan Sturesson, World Economic Forum in the Global Agenda Council “future of Government” and Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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