World Urban Parks is planning to relaunch the International Awards for Liveable Communities (Livcom Awards) in late 2018 and is looking for a City to host the Livcom Awards. The Awards are attended by delegations from competing cities and provide a high level of global exposure to the host city. The Livcom Awards have been popular in providing international recognition to Cities for their liveability and for sharing best practice.
General Expressions of Interest are being called for by interested Cities or organisations with the ability to host up to 200 people for three days in a facility suitable for seminar-style judging and an award ceremony. The host City will contribute toward the costs of hosting, which may be off-set through sponsorship. Competing delegations pay their travel and accommodation costs.
The Livcom Awards were launched in 1997 and is the World’s only international Awards Competition focusing on best practice for urban environmental management and liveability.
The objective of the Livcom 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 the United Nations Environmental Program has collaborated with the Livcom Awards through a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Livcom Awards have been operating since 1997 but have been in abeyance since 2013. The Trustees for Nations in Bloom, the UK registered charity behind the Livcom Awards, are partnering with World Urban Parks to re-launch the popular awards.