Press Release 01 Aug 2022

City of Vienna celebrated at the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Award Ceremony

Singapore, 1 August 2022 – The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2020 was presented to the city of Vienna this evening by Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore. In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet was held at the Istana this year, hosting an audience comprising international industry leaders, mayors, and city leaders.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is recognised for having sustained the highest quality of life for its people. By planning ahead and making sustained efforts to address the challenges of climate change, the city has successfully built, innovated, and enhanced its infrastructure to meet modern needs whilst retaining its distinctive identity as a capital of culture, music, and history. The Mayor and Governor of Vienna, Dr Michael Ludwig, received the Prize on behalf of the city.

Jointly organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Centre for Liveable Cities, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant, and sustainable urban communities around the world. The nominations for the seventh edition of the Prize opens today. For more details, please visit https://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.gov.sg/prize-cycle/.

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet is one of the key highlights of the World Cities Summit 2022 held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 31 July to 3 August 2022.

 

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