Vienna has been conferred the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2020 for reinventing itself for success in the 21st century without losing its distinctive identity as a capital of culture, music and history. In particular, Vienna has taken on a leading role in addressing the global challenges of climate change, and sustaining the highest quality of life for its inhabitants.
Widely recognised as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Vienna continues to build on the strong foundations as attractive city for businesses and young people. In this video, we commemorate Vienna's successes in meeting urban sustainability and high quality of life.
Three cities have been selected as the 2020 Special Mentions to showcase their good and unique urban practices.
Antwerp shows that its strategic projects can help to rejuvenate the city, Boston exemplifies a whole-of-society effort to transform the city, while Lisbon demonstrates a dramatic resurgence over the past decade.