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New Sustainable Cities Award Sponsored by the Financial Times and Urban Land Institute: Entry Deadline: March 31, 2008

Submitted by: Urban Land Institute

Categories: Sustainability, Ratings & Awards

Posted: Feb 07, 2008 – 04:18 PM EST


Feb. 07 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, DC - February 7, 2007 - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Financial Times and the Urban Land Institute have extended the entry deadline to March 31, 2008 for submissions to the Financial Times Urban Land Institute (FT/ULI) Sustainable Cities Award.

The FT/ULI Sustainable Cities Award has global relevance since nominations will be invited worldwide. The announcement of up to seven winners will be the closing highlight of the first-ever Sustainable Cities conference, which will be jointly hosted by the Financial Times and the Urban Land Institute in London on June 16, 2008.

The Sustainable Cities Award acknowledges exceptional examples of sustainable land use models that exhibit significant new ideas and perspectives for future practice, rather than simply celebrating past achievements. The winning initiatives will demonstrate success in advancing the market's understanding and acceptance of the concept of sustainable development. This may be reflected in economic, social and environmental sustainability.

The Awards program was established to illustrate the key role that efficient land use can play in creating sustainable cities worldwide, explained Richard Rosan, President, ULI Worldwide. "In markets around the globe, there is a growing emphasis on sustainability -- in the planning and regulation of cities, and in the design and management of buildings. This points to the great importance of promoting best practices," Rosan said.

John Ridding, Chief Executive of the Financial Times, said, "We believe these awards will provide an effective means of encouraging best-practice in this important area. Actions speak louder than words - and these awards will recognise, reward and stimulate the right actions."

Details of the award program are available here.(http://www.uli.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home56)

The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

Established in 1971, Financial Times Conferences has many years experience of conferences, seminars, road shows, courses and forums. Over 1,000 events have been arranged worldwide and Financial Times Conferences has built up an enviable reputation for quality, integrity and accuracy.

For more information, please contact:

Trisha Riggs Urban Land Institute
Phone: 202-624-7086
Nick West Financial Time
Phone: +44 (0)20 7873 4834


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