Marcio Lacerda, Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil




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Testimonials for
Marcio Lacerda
Mayor of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

The winner and runner-ups of World Mayor 2014 will be chosen based on the number of nominations in relation to the size of their cities and, more importantly, on the persuasiveness and conviction of testimonials received during this year's World Mayor Project. Below we publish a selection of testimonials received to date for WM nominee Marcio Lacerda, Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Testimonials
Comment: Mayor Marcio Lacerda is committed to improve the mobility of the City of Belo Horizonte by launching the BRT System. In addition, he works with a high level team to coordinate the city and is doing a incredible job also in some housing projects which are changing the lives of over 1500 poor families in Belo Horizonte. Due to these reasons and many others, I truly believe he is a great mayor. (By Daniely V, Brazil)


Comment: Brazilian cities are facing serious problems with traffic congestion. In this scenario, Belo Horizonte appears as a leader in investing on solutions of public transportation (as MOVE BRT and expansion of the metro system) and in the development of urban mobility plans. (By Guillermo P, Belo Horizonte)


Comment: Belo Horizonte is improving its urban transit, investing in sustainable mobility and changing the paradigm: Our mayor prioritises people over cars. (By Rejane F, Belo Horizone)


Comment: Mayor Lacerda understands that modern thriving cities must wean themselves of car dependency. They must develop and invest in efficient, green and affordable public transport systems. The mayor also believes that cities should provide decent and affordable housing to the poorer sections of society. (By Paulo F.P., Belo Horizonte)





The winner of World Mayor 2014 and other results were announced on Tuesday, 3 February 2015




Introducing
World Mayor

The philanthropic City Mayors Foundation awards the World Mayor Prize every two years to a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to his / her community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world. The Prize has been awarded since 2004.

Anyone voting for a mayor is also asked to consider whether his / her candidate is likely to agree to the City Mayors Code of Ethics. Mayors wishing to be considered for the World Mayor Prize will be asked to sign up to the Code.

Votes must be accompanied by a thoughtful supporting statement.

2014/15 Timetable
First-round nominations were accepted until the middle of May 2014. A longlist of 121 candidates was published on 22 May. A shortlist of 26 nominees was announced on 18 June 2014. A second round of voting will take place between now and the middle of October. The winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project were announced on 3 February 2015.

Background
The philanthropic City Mayors Foundation, the international think tank on urban affairs, organises the World Mayor Project and awards the World Mayor Prize. The Prize, which has been given since 2004, honours mayors with the vision, passion and skills to make their cities incredible places to live in, work in and visit. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.

Criteria
The organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for city leaders who excel in qualities like: leadership and vision, management abilities and integrity, social and economic awareness, ability to provide security and to protect the environment as well as the will and ability to foster good relations between communities from different cultural, racial and social backgrounds. Mayors wishing to be considered for the World Mayor Prize will be asked to sign up to the City Mayors Code of Ethics.

The winner receives the artistically acclaimed World Mayor trophy, while the runner-up is given the World Mayor Commendation.

Winners and runners-up
2004 to 2014

In 2014: Winner: Naheed Nenshi (Calgary, Canada); First runner-up: Daniël Termont (Ghent, Belgium); Second runner-up: Tri Rismaharini (Surabaya, Indonesia)

In 2012: Winner: Iñaki Azkuna (Bilbao, Spain); Runner-up: Lisa Scaffidi (Perth, Australia); In third place: Joko Widodo (Surakarta, Indonesia)

In 2010: Winner: Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City, Mexico); Runner-up: Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, USA); In third place: Domenico Lucano (Riace, Italy)

In 2008: Winner: Helen Zille (Cape Town, South Africa); Runner up: Elmar Ledergerber (Zurich, Switzerland); In third place: Leopoldo López (Chacao, Venezuela)

In 2006: Winner: John So (Melbourne, Australia); Runner up: Job Cohen (Amsterdam, Netherland); In third place: Stephen Reed (Harrisburg, USA)

In 2005: Winner: Dora Bakoyannis (Athens, Greece); Runner-up: Hazel McCallion (Mississauga, Canada); In third place: Alvaro Arzú (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

In 2004: Winner: Edi Rama (Tirana, Albania); Runner-up: Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico City, Mexico); In third place: Walter Veltroni (Rome, Italy)