Technology and Solution Award

The objective of the Technologies and Solution Award is to explore the excellent “technologies” and “solutions” in promoting the sustainable development of cities and communities. The Award focuses on dealing with concrete problems and challenges in certain particular field of sustainable development and requires innovation and replicability.

TSA 2021 will continue to cover the many areas of building liveable communities, hoping to provide best toolkits and methodologies for the sustainable recovery of cities. The following themes of TSA are subject to further updates to better respond to the LivCom Forum and Technical Conference this year.


Innovative “technologies” or “solutions” in the following areas are applicable based on the 22 topics of the Third International Conference On Green Urbanism.

1. Principles of Green Urbanism
1-1 The Evolution of Green Urbanism
1-2 Formulating the Principles of Green Urbanism
1-3 Urban Design for Nature, Conservation of Natural Resources
1-4 Passive Designs: Green Buildings for Sustainable Use
1-5 Green Districts: Bike, Cycles, and Pedestrians’ Corridors
1-6 The Sense of Identity in Green Urban Cities
2. Green Urbanism for a Greener Future
2-1 Urban Growth of Developing Cities
2-2 City Urban Form and Natural Resources
2-3 Landscape, Gardens, Streetscapes, and Urban Biodiversity
2-4 Urbanization of Rural Area: Energy, Water, and Food Security
2-5 Urban Governance, Leadership, Best Practices, Research,and Awareness
2-6 Green Buildings: Technologically Advanced and Environmentally Friendly
3. Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Environment
3-1 Green Infrastructure and Social Services
3-2 Sustainable Freight Transport and Supply Chains
3-3 Strategies of Urban Sustainable Public Transport
3-4 Urban Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Networks
3-5 Innovation and Advancing in Urban Design
3-6 Climate Responsive Architecture: Solar Architecture and Renewable Energies
4. Improving and Strengthening the Urban Performance
4-1 Regeneration of the City Center and Urban Transit Hubs
4-2 Waste Management, Pollution, and Health Risks
4-3 Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
4-4 Effects of Sustainable Environments on Human Health
4-5 Advancing Solutions towards Zero Waste Cities
4-6 Zero-emission and zero-waste urban city design
5. Transformation to Green Environment
5-1 Green Initiatives for Sustainable Development
5-2 Innovations and Technologies towards Built Environment 5-3 Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living, Working, and Recreation
5-4 Urban Ventilation: Confrontation of Heat Island Effect
5-5 International Case Studies: Strategies for New Cities' Proposals in Developing Countries
5-6 Sustainably Green Reconstruction and Preservation of Old Cities

Judging Criteria

Participants should make presentations centering on the following 5 aspects.
-Challenge(problem): What are the main issues or challenges that the technology or solution target at regarding sustainable development of cities and communities?
-Method: What are the main pathways and methods that the technology or solution adopts to solve the above problems?
-Innovation: Originality or differences and advantages over other related technologies or solutions
-Replication: the replicability of the technology or solution; under what conditions can the technology or solution be replicated, how is the social impact of the technology or solution?
-Recognition: Please provide relevant evidence materials and media reports for reference.


The Written Submission, to be a maximum of 3,000 words and to contain not more than ten photographs. The Written Submission should show how the “technologies” or “solutions” relate to each of the criteria set out above.


The International Panel of Judges will review each submission at the Interim Judging stage and will select technology or solution to be Presented at the LivCom Finals, to be held at the venue and during the dates quoted on the Registration Form.


Please complete the Registration Form and send to the International Awards for Liveable Communities by the date quoted on the Registration Form to

Final Presentations:

If following the Interim Judging process, your technology or solution is selected as a Finalist for the LivCom Awards, there are some key points to bear in mind for the format of your Presentation at the event:

•A maximum of two representatives of the Project will be permitted to make the Presentation.

•Presentations must be made in English.

•Presentations may last up to 15 minutes. If you already submit paper to GU, your paper presentation will be combined with the LivCom Awards presentation. In this case, you need to answer the above 5 questions.

•Appropriate equipment will be provided. Presenters will be permitted to use other visual aids, e.g. PowerPoint (an LCD projection system will be provided), during their Presentation. Other equipment must be supplied by the Presenters. LivCom will not be responsible for the performance of equipment not supplied by the Organisers.

•At the end of each Presentation, the Judges will ask questions. If the assistance of an interpreter is required you must provide the interpreter and extra time will be allowed.