The awards ceremony was held during the 14th World Forum of Human Settlements. The event took place on 6 September in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
The United Nations particularly appreciated the preservation of the Platera, a very important wetland near the mouth of the river Ter. This area of the Montgri Nature Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter was due to be urbanized. Fortunately, social pressure was able to stop the project.
The UN also recognised the preservation of the coastline. Of the 15.1 km stretch only 30% is urbanized.
By clicking on the following links, you will find more information on the Area of the Platera and the Natural park of Montgri, Illes Medes and Baix Ter.