Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced 50 Champion Cities. They represent the boldest urban innovations in the past year. They will enter the final stage of the 2021 Global Mayor’s Challenge. A global innovation competition for promising ideas.
They stand out from a crowd of highly competitive applicants: Mayors of 631 cities from 99 countries/regions submitted their most promising ideas for consideration. This is twice the number of applicants from the 2018 The Bloomberg Philanthropy Foundation’s Mayor’s Challenge.
The applicants demonstrate a powerful snapshot of the world’s urban innovation priorities.
The 50 finalists will enter the four-month test phase. The foundation and its network of leading innovation experts will help to refine their ideas with technical assistance. Read the Entire Article
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