The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award is one of the most prestigious awards aimed at acknowledging initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in the field of urban planning, affordable housing, innovation, and improved quality of urban life.

This year, the award was presented by UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif at the global observance of World Habitat Day in Balikesir, Republic of Türkiye, on 3 October 2022.

The 15-minute City Global Initiative received the award for its innovative responses and solutions aligned with 2022 World Habitat Day theme “Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind”.

The 15-minute city concept is an urban model conceived by Professor Carlos Moreno and scientists from Chaire ETI at the Sorbonne Business School. It has been adopted by several cities around the world as a blueprint for post-COVID-19 recovery.

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