Shortlist Announced – The Urbanism Awards 2017

We are delighted to present the 50 places selected by our panel for The Urbanism Awards 2017. The panel of Academicians met on Wednesday 13 April 2016 to decide 10 nominations per category. The categories include The Great Town, Great Neighbourhood, Great Street and Great Place in the UK and Ireland, as well as The European City of the Year Award.

These 50 places will be whittled down to 3 finalists from each category at the Awards Shortlisting on Wednesday 27 April. The 15 finalists will be announced at The Academy Spring Debate, following the Shortlisting on the same day.

The winners will then be announced at our Urbanism Award Ceremony in November.

The European City of The Year
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Eindhoven, Netherlands
3. Krakow, Poland
4. Leeds, England
5. Leipzig, Germany
6. Ljubljana, Slovenia
7. Montpellier, France
8. Porto, Portugal
9. Vienna, Austria
10. Zurich, Switzerland

The Great Town
1. Blackpool, Lancashire
2. Bognor Regis, West Sussex
3. Clonakilty, County Cork
4. Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire
5. Hay-on-Wye, Brecknockshire
6. Ilfracombe, Devon
7. Lewes, East Sussex
8. Montgomery, Montgomeryshire
9. Norwich, Norfolk
10. Todmorden, Yorkshire

The Great Neighbourhood
1. Ancoats, Manchester
2. Ashley Vale, Bristol
3. Falls Road, Belfast
4. Footdee, Aberdeen
5. Hackney Wick, London
6. Kelham Island, Sheffield
7. Newhall, Harlow
8. Ouseburn, Newcastle
9. Rhiwbina Garden Village, Cardiff
10. Sandycove, Dublin

The Great Street
1. Chapeltown Road, Leeds
2. High Street, Horncastle
3. Gloucester Road, Bristol
4. Lark Lane, Liverpool
5. Seafront, Littlehampton
6. Newry Street, Banbridge
7. George Row, Northampton
8. Perth Road, Dundee
9. Wilmslow Road, Rusholme
10. Wood Street, London

The Great Place
1. Burgess Park, London
2. Quayside, Cardiff
3. Greenwich Market, London
4. Leicester Market, Leicester
5. Pier Head, Liverpool
6. mac, Birmingham
7. New England Quarter, Brighton
8. Summerhall, Edinburgh
9. Viking Triangle, Waterford
10. Coronation Gardens, Wakefield

There are 7 comments

  1. Fiona McHardy

    Good Afternoon
    The Viking Triangle is honored to be recognized by The Academy of Urbanism’s prestigious Urbanism Awards. Our short listing as one of your three finalists in the Great Place Category, which recognizes and celebrates great places and highlights best practice destinations, with a range of European competitors is a great opportunity for us as a developing destination. Our vision to create a vibrant , authentic and distinctive urban cultural and heritage quarter in Ireland’s oldest city is well underway. It is about creating a unique identity and tourism proposition based on our authentic connections with our Viking Past. This award recognizes the commitment of the many stakeholders both public and private sector to our destination development. The Viking Triangle destination quarter is building a profile as a cornerstone and an anchor attraction for the south east region, one that will encourage both domestic and international visitors to increase their dwell time and spend in our region. This recognition compliments our current Three Sisters, European Capital of Culture bid 2020.

    Please advise when you anticipate the judges visit to Waterford Viking Triangle will happen and the criteria will be be assessed on during this visit. We would like to ensure that we are well prepared for your visit and have the appropriate people available to meet with your panel of assessors during their visit.

    1. Delano Bart-Stewart

      Hello Fiona, the assessment visits are in the process of being organised. Details will be made available shortly.

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