The Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design is a Harvard University - Department of the Graduate School of Design - award. This prize was established in 1986 on the occasion of the celebration of Harvard’s 350th and the GSD’s 50th anniversaries and to mark the visit of the Prince of Wales to Harvard and the GSD. The Prize is awarded every two years to recognize excellence in urban design projects during the previous ten years. Siza Vieira, a renowned Portuguese architect received the first award.
On its 11th edition (September 2013) Eduardo Souto de Moura is awarded the prize as the coordinator of the project “Metro do Porto”.
Award-winning projects are selected because they make an exemplary contribution to the public area of a city and improve the quality of life in that context.