Sheffield announced as finalist in Urbanism Awards

Sheffield has been announced as one of three cities shortlisted for European City of the Year by the Academy of Urbanism.

The Steel City is up against Porto, Portugal and Utrecht, Netherlands in the 2020 Urbanism Awards.

Five categories are covered by the awards including European City of the Year, The Great Town, The Great Neighbourhood, The Great Street and The Great Place.

Sheffield is joined by another Yorkshire city in the nominations, as Leeds’ South Bank has been nominated in The Great Neighbourhood category.

The awards celebrate great placemaking – the approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces – and establish relationships with the 15 finalists before the summer assessment visit.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Urbanism Awards ceremony in London on the 27th November 2019.