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.
Announcement & award
The results will be announced via a dedicated media conference held in Singapore. The Prize Laureate and Special Mentions will share their outstanding urban initiatives at the Prize Lecture and Prize Forum respectively, key highlights of World Cities Summit in Singapore.