City of New York awarded Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012

World Cities Summit 2012
City of New York awarded Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012 has been awarded to the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg and the Departments of Transportation, City Planning and Parks and Recreation for orchestrating the remarkable transformation of the city. Chairman of the Prize Nominating Committee, Kishore Mahbubani said: "The City of New York is an inspiring story of urban rejuvenation. With bold vision, strong leadership, sheer determination, and excellent partnership between government and citizens, there is now a new sense of direction in the city. It has regained its perch as one of the most exciting cities in the world."

Credit to Times Square, City of New York


The Prize
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding contributions towards the creation of vibrant, liveable and sustainable urban communities around the world.
It is a major highlight of the World Cities Summit in Singapore from 1 to 4 July 2012. The Prize Laureate will be presented on 2 July with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of S$300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation.



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Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia 
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Guruduth Banavar
  VP and Chief Technology   Officer, Global Public Sector,   IBM

• Jeremy Bentham
  Vice President, Global
  Business Environment,
  Royal Dutch Shell plc

Choo Chiau Beng
  CEO, Keppel Corporation

Alain Flausch
  Secretary-General,
  International Association of
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Fumitaka Machida
  Special Advisor, National
  Policy Unit, Cabinet
  Secretariat, Government of
  Japan

• Mauricio Macri
  Mayor of Buenos Aires,
  Argentina

Prof. Jacqueline McGlade
  Executive Director, European   Environment Agency

Wim Kuijken
  Dutch Delta Commissioner,
  Netherlands

Patrick Phillips
  CEO, Urban Land Institute

Damon Thomas
  Lord Mayor of Hobart,
  Australia

Dr. Alfonso Vegara
  President,
  Fundación Metrópoli

Nicholas You
  Co-Chairman, Urban
  Infrastructure, World
  Business Council for
  Sustainable Development


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