Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award announces its winners Created on 11/30/2019 7:58:03 AM
Jointly organized by the UN-Habitat and Tehran Municipality, the event was focused on smart city developments.
The 4th Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award ceremony wrapped up in Tehran on Saturday, October 31, by announcing winners from among 512 urban management projects both from Iran and 27 other countries.
Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi announced the winners and awarded the top projects on the occasion of the World Cities Day.
For the first time, the number of projects has increased by 100 percent this year, as 197 projects from the country and 322 projects from 27 countries worldwide were submitted, Mehdi Piri, the director of the secretariat of the award, said.
He went on to say that the winners have been chosen in seven different categories of urban management and development.
Reza Karami Mohammadi from Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization won the first award in Resiliency, Livability and Sustainable Urban Development category, introducing a system of rapid alert of earthquake.
Nicaraguan Ambassador to Iran Mario Barquero’s Nicaraguan Women Cook with the Sun and Grow Organic Vegetables project won the award in Public Participation and Urban Social-Cultural Development.
In Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration category, the first award was given to Nasrollah Abadian, Tehran’s District 11 Mayor for his project in launching museums of war and cigarettes, and restoration of historical textures in the area.
The mastermind behind MyTehran online system Mohammad Farjud won the first award in Smart and Creative Human – Oriented Cities category.
Azadi Innovation Company Azimian also won the first award in Provision of Resources, Investment, Entrepreneurship, Employment and Urban Economy category.
In Development of Infrastructures, Public Transportation and Urban Services category, Yusef Hojjat won the first prize for launching Bidood cycling system in the Iranian capital.
Promoting Local Governance, Planning and Management category’s first award was also given to Rusian Galiakhmetov, representative of Russia’s city of Kazan for his School meal delivery system Reform-Kazan delivery.
Adobe is the smallest unit in constructing a building in ancient Iranian architecture which dates back to some 7,000 years ago.
The Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award aims to recognize the importance of local government and urban management in promoting the socio-economic environments, the sustainability of cities and regions, and improving the livability of the citizens.
The third edition of the Award was held in 2016, after three years the fourth edition of the event was held focusing on "smart city" and "urban resilience".
This year's award discussed issues of sustainable urban development, citizens’ participation, cultural and social development of the city, architecture, urban planning, urban cultural heritage and regeneration, smart and creative human-centered city, resource allocation, investment, entrepreneurship, employment and the city's economy, infrastructure development, public transport and utilities.
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