2011 Austin, USA
Austin, Texas (USA). Nominated as a Knowledeg City-Region.
Reasons for nomination:
- The City of Austin's vision of being the most livable city in the country has translated into a highly participative place, notorious for its vibrancy and its richness of culture and diversity. Austin fosters a strong sense of community through participation amongst its citizens, aknowledged as one of its most prominent capitals.
- With development initiatives starting in the 1950’s for “clean cities”, today the city's rankings reflect thriving vision and values aiming to become a Gutsy, Green, Creative, Committed, Collaborative, Inclusive, Spirited, and Accountable city among the world's core cities.