Award Topics

The Golden Adobe, the Tehran Global Award for urban management focused on the theme "Cities for All," and the seven axes of Management and Development are as follows:


Resiliency, Livability and Sustainable Urban Development


 Ensuring environmental sustainability and enhancing the city's livability through the inclusion of sustainable development principles among macro policies and programs; conservation and protection of natural resources and urban ecosystems; expansion of green space; waste management and cleanliness of the city; environmental pollution control; clean and green energy management; full readiness for prevention and management of accidents, hazards, natural and human-induced disasters and crises; improvement of infrastructure resilience, systems and urban living practices


Public Participation and Urban Socio-Cultural Development


 Education, empowerment, skills improvement and correcting citizenship behavior, strengthening social communication and interactive networks with citizens and stakeholders; boosting public confidence; promoting citizen participation; strengthening neighborhood, native and religious identity of the city; consolidation of dynamic coherence and integration in the social life of citizens; building and strengthening the spirit of hope, vitality and social happiness; developing moral values ​​and citizenship culture in the path of reforming and promoting citizens' behavior; facilitating and encouraging creativity and innovation in social life


Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration


Improving the principles, art and designing techniques and urban constructions; promoting public spaces, urban passages and symbols; integration in policymaking, planning and urban development measures; restoration and improvement of deteriorated textures and revitalization of the identity of buildings, places and urban neighborhoods; beautification and improving the urban environment and landscape; protection of cultural heritage, textures, spaces and the valuable monuments of the city; the application of the principles, art and techniques of Iranian-Islamic architecture in urbanization, construction and urban development


Smart and Creative Human-Oriented Cities


 Development of smart and innovative urban infrastructure and services in the areas of education, health, transportation, energy, investment, production, employment, consumption, culture and art, design, architecture and urban development through proper use of modern and advanced technologies, especially ICTs; protecting and supporting cultural diversity and patterns and practices of life; creative and innovative engagement in the city; proper and creative use of capacities and diverse cultural, social, and economic talents of different ethnic groups and different segments of citizenship.


 Provision of Resources, Investment, Entrepreneurship, Employment and Urban Economy


Entrepreneurship and employment development; income generation and economic empowerment of citizens; development of startups and businesses based on modern, innovative, smart and advanced technologies; increasing economic cooperation and competitiveness of the city; sustainability of the city's income and resources; development of opportunities for economic and investment participation; good management of urban financial resources


Development of Infrastructures, Public Transportation and Urban Services


Development of urban infrastructures in public transportation, smart transportation and management of parking lots and urban passage network, information and communication; housing; health; education; culture; recreation and tourism; energy; security and safety; essential services and facilities and provision of the basic and vital needs of citizens


Promoting Local Governance, Planning and Management


Designing and implementing efficient urban governance systems based on criteria and indicators of decentralization; deregulation; rule of law; transparency; accountability; foresight; future making; participation; justice orientation;  productivity; intelligence; comprehensiveness; veracity and integrity of urban management; urban E-government development; intelligent systems supporting policymaking, planning and decision making; urban observatories; international communications and urban diplomacy;