Wellbeing initiatives need to display that they have achieved a level of success, are innovative and have the potential for being replicated
The NewCities Foundation, a global nonprofit committed to shaping a better urban future, is inviting applications for its inaugural 2019 Wellbeing City Award.
The award recognises cities for promoting innovative urban initiatives with a transformative impact on the wellbeing of their communities. Local governments can apply if their wellbeing initiatives: display an achieved level of success; demonstrate leadership; include multiple stakeholders; have potential for replicability; and feature innovative methods.
Cities are invited to apply across the following categories: public health; sustainable environment; community; and economy and opportunity.
In addition to the category laureates, an overall laureate, the wellbeing city, will be chosen by the jury. The five winning cities will be announced at a major NewCities event in the Spring of 2019.
“The Wellbeing City Award has been created to showcase the most inspiring wellbeing initiatives from cities around the world and invite all cities to apply and be recognised for their commitment to improving the quality of life of their residents,” said John Rossant, chairman, NewCities Foundation said:
“We are excited to acknowledge local governments that serve as inspirations for other cities to improve wellbeing in their communities.”
“This is an incredible opportunity for cities from across the globe to share and learn from each other, to achieve improved health and wellbeing of cities for all”
The annual award has been developed by NewCities in partnership with the Novartis Foundation, the Novartis US Foundation, and in collaboration with the Toyota Mobility Foundation, City of Montréal, HuffPost Canada, Design Exchange Magazine, OpenGov Asia and Icons of Infrastructure.
“The Novartis Foundation is excited to recognise leaders and decision-makers who are advancing bold urban health initiatives,” added Dr Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation.
“This is an incredible opportunity for cities from across the globe to share and learn from each other, to achieve improved health and wellbeing of cities for all.”
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