All submissions are evaluated through a rigorous two-tier process comprising the Nominating Committee and Prize Council. Both panels consist of prominent practitioners, policy makers, academics and experts from a wide range of disciplines in the public and private sectors.
The Prize looks at the holistic transformation of the city over a period of at least 10 years, and emphasises on the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities within a quality built environment that incorporates the principles of sustainable development.
All submissions are evaluated based on the following criteria:
|Leadership & Governance
Strong leadership and governance through vision, foresight, and commitment to achieve the objectives of the urban transformation.
|Creativity & Innovation
How the overall master plan/strategy and implementation approach established new models and benchmarks.
Good replicable practices and ideas that can be adopted for the benefit of other cities.
|Impact of Urban Initiatives Implemented
How the urban initiatives implemented have effected positive changes to the urban environment, local communities, and the people in general.
|Sustainability of the Transformation
Institutionalised processes to sustain the city’s urban transformation that will be unaffected by changes in the city’s leadership; buy-in from local communities to achieve the city’s vision.
|Integration of Plans
Successful integration or relation of plans at the regional/metropolitan level.