2024 World Green Cities Awards
The AIPH World Green City Awards recognize and celebrate bold and innovative action that harnesses the power of plants and nature to create greener, healthier, and more resilient cities. The 2024 edition is offered in seven categories, with three finalists in each category from which one category winner is selected, and with one Grand Winner chosen from the seven winners. Entries are compiled and submitted by cities through an online portal which is open for six months until the submission deadline on Sept. 15, 2023.
“Time and time again, we are seeing how plants and nature provide the solutions to many of the challenges facing our planet,” said Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General, AIPH. “It is also increasingly evident that cities are uniquely positioned to harness this potential and drive transformational change. The impressive, bold, and innovative initiatives showcased through the inaugural edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards set the stage for an even more ambitious demonstration of the power of plants in the 2024 edition.”
The global reach and success of the inaugural 2022 edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards is evident in the fact that it attracted entries from close to 60 cities from 40 countries on all seven continents. Building on this impressive legacy, the 2024 edition seeks to showcase even more inspiring initiatives from an even larger number of cities.
The AIPH World Green City Awards champion ambitious nature-oriented approaches to city design and operation. Specifically, they seek to recognize initiatives relying on a greater use of plants and nature to create better city environments — helping to fulfill local aspirations for improved economic, social and environmental resilience. Cities are invited to enter the AIPH World Green City Awards 2024 to show to the world their achievement and commitment to nature-oriented solutions that harness the power of plants and associated ecosystem services to help address the major challenges facing cities. Cities benefit from entering the awards by the global recognition they gain through case study profiles in the AIPH Green City Guidelines, feature presentations in the AIPH Green City Briefings, and engagement with a global network of green city professionals on the AIPH Global Green City Forum.
“Cities are champions for the power of plants and nature. Now, more than ever before, we need cities to show the world how collective action at the local level can achieve global impact. That is why all cities are invited to enter the AIPH World Green City Awards 2024. There is so much to gain — for cities, people, and planet,” said Bill Hardy, Chair, AIPH Green City Committee.