Iloilo City won the Liveable Cities Design Challenge on Wednesday, beating Cebu and Legazpi in the APEC Meeting Venue Category.
The Liveable City Design Challenge, organized by the National Competitiveness Council, APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, World Wildlife Fund, and the Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Reconstruction (ASSURE) with Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute, is a planning and design competition whose objective is to get city planners across the Philippines to better plan their respective cities and municipalities for a climate-defined future by being more aware and better prepared for disaster-risk reduction.
A total of 18 cities and municipalities have joined the competition, namely, Angeles, Bacolod, Baguio, Baybay (Leyte), Butuan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, La Union (San Fernando), Legazpi City, Marikina, Olongapo, Ormoc (Leyte), Surigao, Tacloban, Valenzuela and Zamboanga City.
There are 2 competition categories: 1) Developing a Disaster-Resilient Government Center (won by Cagayan de Oro City), and 2)Developing an APEC Meeting Venue.
Iloilo City is one of the venues of two important Ministerial Meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on September – October 2015.
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Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog was present in the awarding ceremony held in Philippine International Convention Center, Roxas Boulevard, Metro Manila.