Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, France




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Testimonials for
Alain Juppé
Mayor of Bordeaux (France)

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 comments received to date about WM nominee Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, France.

Testimonials:
Comment: Monsieur Juppe has brought his high level experience as a Minister and Prime Minister of his Country to bear on a city which was in decline but whose decline is being reversed. Bordeaux is showing much imagination in using its history to build a new future. He understands the strengths and weaknesses of the city and what can or cannot be done. (By Richard K, Liverpool)

Comment: J’appuie la candidature du maire de Bordeaux parce que j’admire la cohérence de la rénovation du centre historique au bord de la Gironde, de son plan de circulation et de ses voies de tramway. Un exemple pour ma ville de Gand, où la (re)construction du tramway est pénible, le plan de circulation chaotique et la rénovation urbaine trop livrée aux promoteurs immobiliers. Désolé pour M. Termont, mon bourgmestre incontestablement sympathique mais pas assez attentif à la beauté de Gand dont le cœur vient d’être affublé d’une monstrueuse halle contemporaine. (By François)

Comment: Im from Saudi Arabia, I came to France 1st time in 2007 (in Bordeaux), now I live in this lovely city. Mr. Juppé has worked to rehabilitate the city. He made long term plan (Bordeaux 2030) to create sustainable and durable city. Now Bordeaux is completely different than before. Mr. Juppé succeeded to create new line of sustainable urban Planning. I support Mr. Juppé to earn this honorable Award. (By Ahmed K)

Comment: Alain Juppé is the best mayor I know. (By Hans-Martin M, Germany)

Comment: While Alain Juppé’s standing as a French politicians will forever be tarnished by his conviction for illegally obtaining public funds for his party, he remains a popular mayor in Bordeaux. Now in his non-consecutive third term, Mayor Juppé has made the city a model of urban development in France. His reputation as a mayor who combines vision with managerial skills has again made him again a plausible contender for the highest office of state in France. (By Dr Jean-Luc S T, Bordeaux)






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




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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)