The decision was taken by the jury during a meeting on the 22nd of September, which valued particularly «the continuity and long-term vision of the city’s urban renewal strategy, the combination, within that strategy, of interventions at different levels and the ability to attract private investors. All these places Lisbon at the forefront of European cities in terms of urban renewal», it can be read on ASPRIMA’s release.
The jury also highlighted the city’s Land-use Planning and the moto «Uma Cidade para o Futuro, Uma Cidade para as pessoas» (One city for the future, one city for the people), which aims to recover, within the next few years, the population the city lost during the last decade, to attract more companies and qualified jobs, to boost urban renewal, improve the public space and recover the public use of the Tagus river, promoting sustainable mobility and energy efficiency.
According to ASPRIMA, during this 17th edition, it became clear the growing concern real estate companies have with «doing things differently, integrating society’s demands into their corporate goals», highlighting «the Spanish real estate sector’s new reality».
The ASPRIMA-SIMA awards will be delivered in November