AIPH World Green City Awards Ceremony 2024 and Interactive Workshops

What are the AIPH World Green City Awards?

AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers and the world’s champion for the power of plants, leads global thinking on the integration of plants and nature in all aspects of city form and function through their Green City Initiative. Their flagship programme, the AIPH World Green City Awards, is designed to champion ambitious nature-orientated approaches to city design and operation and is the first and only global awards for cities where plants and nature are the core focus. As an ongoing competition with entries open every 2 years, the Awards recognise the role of city authorities in promoting and supporting greater inclusion of plants and nature in urban environments.


The 2024 AIPH World Green City Awards Ceremony

A highlight of the Future Green City World Congress is the AIPH World Green City Awards Ceremony 2024, which is set to take place in at the Royal Jaarbeurs in the heart of the City of Utrecht on 25th September 2024. At the gala dinner from 19:00 to 22:00, which is expected to host over 600 high-level delegates, AIPH and partners will:

  • Introduce all 21 Finalists – the highest scoring 3 entries by the Technical Panel in each award category and present them with Highly Commended Certificates.
  • Announce the 7 category winners as voted by the world-renowned Jury and present them with their trophies.
  • Announce the Grand Winner as voted by the Jury from the list of 7 category winners.
  • Announce the winner of the AIPH Youth Award as voted by a dedicated Youth Jury.
  • Present Certificates of Merit to a few selected cities who were not Finalists, but whose entries demonstrated a particularly bold and innovative approach to urban greening.
  • Launch the 2026 edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards, which is open to all cities. Express your city’s interest here and be the first to know when entries open!

The AIPH World Green City Awards showcase the best urban greening initiatives in cities across the globe. We are honoured to be hosting the Awards ceremony and to be celebrating leading cities at the Future Green City World Congress.” – Mr. Maarten Loeffen, CEO, Stadswerk.


Join the AIPH Interactive Workshops

The 2024 edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards was offered in 7 categories, all of which encapsulate the central theme of celebrating the “living green” in the urban environment. Prior to the Awards ceremony on 25th September 2024, AIPH’s Green City Team will host a series of 7 workshops, each of which will focus on one of the Award categories and showcase bold and innovative initiatives from the 3 Finalists therein.

You are invited to join these interactive workshops which form an integral part of the daily programme for the Future Green City World Congress. Find out more here about the congress. 

Under the overarching theme of “Living Green: Showcasing the Greenest Cities in the World,” the workshops will demonstrate how leading cities from around the world are harnessing the power of plants and nature to shape a greener, healthier, and more resilient urban future, both for current and future generations. The cities featured in each workshop, along with details of their award-winning urban greening initiatives, are as described here on the right >>.

Case Studies of all 21 Finalists are available here.

Interactive sessions

Additionally, AIPH will host two interactive sessions. The first, titled “The Obvious and Curious Benefits of becoming a Green City” will take place at 11am CET on 24th September 2024 and will explore the multiple benefits of urban greening and the legacy which urban greening projects leave in cities.

The second, titled “Planting the Seeds: Youth Aspirations for Green Cities of the Future” will take place at 1pm CET on 24th September 2024 and will provide a platform to share voices of the next generation in shaping cities that fulfil their needs for a greener, healthier, and more resilient urban future.

September 25, 10:00 – 10:30

September 25, 10:30 – 11:00

September 25, 11:30 – 12:00

September 25, 12:00 – 12:30

September 25, 14:45 – 15:15

Don’t miss the opportunity to join AIPH and partners and be part of inspiring the global movement for greener cities of the future.