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Publicatie datum 10 feb 2011 - 09:00
Statutaire naam Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Titel Finalists announced for Philips Livable Cities Award
Bericht Vote for your favorite finalist at www.philips.com/yourvote Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has today announced the eight finalists selected for the Philips Livable Cities Award, a global initiative designed to generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of city-dwellers across the world. The winners will be revealed on 27 April 2011, and will be awarded three grants totaling €125,000 (€75,000 for the overall winner, with two additional winners receiving grants of €25,000 each). “The Award judging panel had a difficult task selecting the finalists from more than 450 ideas submitted from 29 countries around the world, given the high quality of entries received,” commented Richard Florida, Professor, Author and Chair of the Philips Livable Cities Award expert panel. “Having conducted a rigorous review, the panel is excited by the breadth of thinking displayed by the final eight which demonstrated the innovation necessary to help ensure the future livability and prosperity of our cities.” The eight finalists represent a truly global picture of the issues faced by city-dwellers across the world, from a proposed street park project in Argentina to a rainwater aggregation scheme in Yemen. The other finalists include a health education initiative for deaf children in Kenya, a neighborhood network scheme in Nigeria, shade stands in Uganda, a digital networking tool in the UK, and two schemes from the USA - a smart grid athletic light and a design-your-own-park project. “Philips is proud to be associated with the passion, imagination and vision people across the world have demonstrated in submitting entries for the Philips Livable Cities Award,” said Katy Hartley, Director of the Philips Center for Health & Well-being and member of the Philips Livable Cities Award judging panel. “The Award aims to encourage practical and implementable initiatives that can help solve urban issues such as th