Bringing Bold Ideas To Life

A New Report On The Winning Ideas

This report provides an update on the implementation of each of the past Mayors Challenge winning ideas – and draws important lessons that may be useful to city practitioners elsewhere looking to bring bold ideas to life.

Click here to download “Bringing Bold Ideas to Life”

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    The Cities and Their Projects

    Athens: synAthina
    Barcelona: Vincles
    Chicago: SmartData Platform
    Houston: One Bin For All
    Kirklees: Comoodle
    Philadelphia: FastFWD
    Providence: Providence Talks
    Santa Monica: The Wellbeing Project
    Stockholm: Stockholm Biochar Project
    Warsaw: Virtual Warsaw

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    If You Only Do One Thing

    We asked the winning cities what one piece of advice they’d give city governments setting out to implement a big idea.

    Here’s what they told us…

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    So What Does This All Add Up To?

    The winners of the Mayors Challenge work in very different contexts and implement a wide range of ideas, yet there are striking similarities in the challenges they have faced and the strategies they’ve used to overcome them.