Nine programs from organizations around the world — including the City of Chicago and Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle — have been selected as winners in the first-annual Sustainable Cities Awards program, sponsored jointly by the Financial Times and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The award winners, representing both the public and private sectors, were announced in conjunction with a Financial Times ULI Sustainable Cities conference being held in London.
The Sustainable Cities Awards honor global examples of ongoing programs that exhibit new ideas and perspectives for best practices in sustainable land use. Each of the winners is incorporating initiatives that are making a significant contribution in highlighting the concept of sustainability in real estate. The nine were selected from 18 finalists chosen from a field of 86 entries submitted from 15 countries.
The winners were announced by Awards Jury Chairman Reinhard Kutscher, chairman of the management board, Union Investment Real Estate AG, Hamburg, Germany.