9th UN-HABITAT DIA Best Practices Award 2012 - sponsored by Dubai
In March 2012, UN-HABITAT will present the DIA Award for Best Practices for the ninth time. The DIA Award is the oldest prize for innovative urban programmes. It was launched in 1996 in the run-up to the UN Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II Conference), and since then has been sponsored by Dubai.
UN-HABITAT's Best Practices Programme
The prize is awarded every 2 years to 10 outstanding urban
programmes. In 2002, the steering group of the Best Practices
Programme decided to particularly recognise the transfer of such
programmes to other cities by awarding 2 additional prizes for
programme transfer. The collection, scientific processing and
transfer of innovative solutions for planning and planning
implementation constitute the major tasks of UN-HABITAT's Best
Practices Programme, of which the City of Vienna's Best
Practices Hub has been a partner since 1999.