The Young Mayor Competition 2015: Recreate Manila

What if our children become the little mayor of our towns and cities today? Could they be doing a totally different thing or approach to make our neighborhood a much better place to live in? Wonder no more and I will tell you how we can let the the next generation express it.


International Town Planning Competition

The Young Mayor Competition 2015: Planning a Clean and Green Township aims to nurture ” Youth Leaders for A Sustainable Future.” This competition is designed for youth leaders aged between 14-20 years old with a hope to raise awareness of future generations for the importance of a sustainable and livable environment. It is based on real case scenario featuring a township in another country.

  • HANOI, VIETNAM (2012)
  • YANGON, MYANMAR (2014)
Model-Building-Finals How To Join?

Students are tasked to come up with a master plan for a clean and green township, taking into account habitat, transportation, water and waste management, and to suggest solutions for a township that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Youths are guided through training workshops highlighting the processes of what makes a township livable, what are the obstacles and challenges and finally, are given a chance to propose their own township. This is done using Singapore as the model of a liveable city and de-facto Living Lab for city making.


World Cities Summit Exhibit

Who Can Join?

Students aged 14-20, form a team of 4-6 persons ( Registration deadline 30 January 2015 ).


Teams submit a written proposal and the top ten qualifying teams are invited to compete in the Finals in Singapore with other international finalists. Finals consist of multimedia presentation and township model making rounds. Three winners will be selected for the three different categories:

  • Junior Category ( age 14-16 )
  • Senior A and B ( age 17-20 )

Cash prizes $1000, $800, $500 plus trophies and certificates. Also five other special awards like ” Best Prototype Township”, “Future Young Mayor 2015”.

Competition Schedule

Registration Deadline : 30th January , 2015

Workshop : 7th February, 2015


Training Workshop


  • Proposal Submission : 1st March, 2015
  • Notification of Shortlisted Proposals: 5th March, 2015


  • Multimedia Presentation: 4th April, 2015
  • Model Building of Township: 5th April, 2015


  • 31st March – 5th April, 2015


For more information about this The Young Mayor/Leader: Planning a Clean & Green Manila City, please visit the official competition website at

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