International competition names Riverside as finalist

October 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside’s green sustainability plans are now on a global stage. The International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom) has selected the city of Riverside as a finalist in the 2009 LivCom Environmentally Sustainable Project Awards. The winners will be announced at the five-day LivCom conference at Pilsen in the Czech Republic. The conference begins Thursday. The nomination was for Riverside’s program: “Green Action Plan – A Sustainable Community.” Pittsburgh is the only other American city to be a finalist. “The city is becoming internationally recognized for our Green Action Plan,” said Mayor Ron Loveridge. “It shows we’re on the right track as a model of sustainability. And, after the conference, I believe our plan and our best practices will be used by other cities.” In August, judges looked at applications from across the globe and selected Riverside as a finalist. Others nominees include: Broadland, England; Chrudim, Czech Republic; Gold Coast City, Australia; Lviv, Ukraine; Odense, Denmark; Pittsburgh; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Germany; Tatra District, Poland; Tulln an der Donau, Austria; and Yokohama, Japan. At the finals delegates will meet to exchange knowledge and best practice ideas during two days of presentations by colleagues from towns and cities from around the globe. LivCom is a United Nations-sponsored group which rewards environmental achievement. The awards were launched in 1997 and are the world’s only awards competition focusing on best practices for the management of the local environment. The objective of LivCom is to improve the quality of life through the creation of “liveable communities” and to encourage developers to have the same environmental objectives as the communities. For more information on the LivCom awards, visit


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