The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation recognises innovations that improve social and economic sustainability in cities.

The City of Cape Town has recently been placed on the shortlist for The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. This programme aims to recognise innovations that improve social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions. By making these improvements, cities ultimately increase the quality of life for the people who live in them. The city was recognised as a nominee because of its partnership with GreenCape, which aims to grow and expand the green economy in the Western Cape.