Committed to Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All

In Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC


Application Requirements

  1. Applicants

  Any legal government agencies, entities, industrial associations, NGOs, academic institutes and individuals from different countries and regions can apply for the award.

  2. Basic Requirements​​

 【City (District, Town)】

1) Cities, districts, development areas and characteristic towns that are under the national or regional administrative planning;

2) Adhere to the concept of sustainable development in urban construction and development, and place importance on the harmony between environmental protection and social-economic development;

3) Enjoy stable economic development, social security, good reputation, and high degree of public satisfaction; and

4) Have good performance in seven aspects: natural ecology and environmental protection, planning and construction, economy and society, housing and building, transportation and mobility, urban management and resource efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

 【Building & Community】

1) Projects approved, planned and/or completed, including residential areas, commercial buildings, new towns, complexes, commercial centers, tourism real estate;

2) Architectural design and planning is sustainable and innovative, and is up to the corresponding national laws, regulations and standards, plus certain foresight and user-friendly design;

3) Adhere to the concept of sustainable development, focus on ecological restoration and protection, actively adopt green energy-saving technologies and processes, and promote green building, energy-saving and emission reduction as well as efficient operation; and

4) The projects that have been completed are of excellent quality, remarkable  low carbon effects, livability,  rich culture, energy efficiency and emission reduction, and smart management. 

 【Tourist Areas】

1) Projects that have been completed and put into operation, including natural scenic areas, historical and cultural scenic spots, resorts, recreational areas, tourism and cultural programs;

2) Scenic areas enjoy a unique, national natural landscape or human resources advantages, and good ecological environment;

3) Scenic areas stick to sustainable development in planning, construction, operation and management, and actively adopt related green technologies and focus on the planning and design for energy conservation and emission reduction.

【Technology & Product】

1) Sustainability and innovation are reflected in the design, performance and application of the technology and products;

2) The technology or product helps significantly save energy, protect environment, improve efficiency, and enhance human settlements;

3) The technology or product is of greater safety, and good to the health of users.

3. Application Materials
 The organizations and/or projects that are up to the above-mentioned criteria are welcome to contact the Secretariat of GFHS, and request the application form and relevant information. For more information please contact: