This Big City Wins Big at the Be2 Awards

I am thrilled to announce that This Big City took home two prizes at yesterday’s Be2 Awards. Nominated in the Best Sustainability Blog and Built Environment Blogger of the Year categories, it was a surprise and an honour to win both awards, especially considering the calibre of those nominated.

Held at London’s Building Centre, the Be2 Awards highlights social media use in the built environment, saying ‘it is now time to start shouting about the best practice in the architecture, construction and engineering industries’. The event itself featured numerous guest speakers offering advice and presenting case studies on some of the best examples of social media use in business and community engagement.

Winning Built Environment Blogger of the Year is an incredible honour and I would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed reading my work enough to vote for me. Writing for This Big City has been a joy and I’m sure the best is yet to come.

I would, of course, also like to thank everyone who voted for This Big City as the best sustainability blog. Urbanism isn’t sustainable by default, however, cities present a unique opportunity for the world as its population increases and resources become increasingly scarce. Winning this award certainly makes me feel that This Big City has been able to get the message of a city’s role in creating a sustainable world across.

Special thanks go to everyone who has contributed content to the site over the last year. This Big City has been lucky enough to host some excellent content from writers all over the world, without which this Best Sustainability Blog award could not have happened.

Building Centre image courtesy of Ewan-M on flickr