The LivCom Awards

 

The 2021 Livcom Awards Finals and Green Urbanization Forum will be held online from 6-8 December.

For this year LivCom received over 160 registrations from more than 30 countries. By the end of October, a total of 22cities and 34 projects from over 32 countries have been invited to the Finals, covering the Whole City Award in five demographic categories as well as the Environmental Sustainability Project Award and the Technology and Solutions Project Award.

The International Awards for Liveable Communities/LivCom Awards were launched in 1997 and is the World’s only Awards Competition focusing on International Best Practice regarding the management of the local environment and development. The objective of LivCom Awards(also known as the Nations in Bloom Awards)is to develop and share International Best Practice, with the further objective of improving the quality of life of individual citizens through the creation of ‘liveable communities’. Since 2007 UNEP has collaborated with the LivCom Awards, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two Organisations.

The LivCom Awards was initiated by the International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration and is managed by the LivCom Committee, a UK Registered nonprofit distributing Association that is Limited by Guarantee.LivCom is non-political, embracing all nations and cultures, and over 50 countries have been represented within the Awards. Each year communities that have met at the Finals of The LivCom Awards have exchanged Best Practice and practical experience and have joined forces to address mutual challenges. These partnerships have inevitably lead to mutual technical advances and more effective use of resources, including finance, and the improvement of the quality of life within a community.

Since 2018, LivCom Awards has been promoted by a new Management Committee and a number of UN experts, officials and experienced local policy makers have joined the Independent Jury. Major adjustments have also been made with regards to the judging criteria and categories to draw on the global agenda for sustainable development.

The Environmentally Sustainable Project Awards are open to both the Public and Private Sectors and Partnerships of both. The objective of the Project Awards is to encourage Developers to have the same environmental objectives as communities.

Any person with a responsibility for the local environment, political or technical, has a responsibility to be aware of Best Practice beyond that of their own country. There is a duty to be aware of International Best Practice and this can best be achieved by participation in The LivCom Awards.

The LivCom Awards are the only forum in which International Best Practice may be observed and developed, and participation in the Awards is an investment in the future of a community.