Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winners of the Mayors Challenge. Providence was presented the Mayors Challenge Grand Prize for Innovation.
Providence took the grand prize in the Mayors Challenge for its plans to improve early childhood literacy.
Rhode Island's capital city has won a $5 million contest created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a high-tech plan to overcome a language skills problem known as the word gap.
Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, highlights the Mayors Challenge as one of the most exciting stories in the field of government innovation.
The Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection allows citizens to vote on their favorite idea among the 20 finalists.
On behalf of The Huffington Post and Bloomberg Philanthropies, we are excited to launch a new platform that celebrates the boldness and creativity of mayors and cities across the country.
The innovative new policies and programs being pioneered in cities are changing the country from the ground up.
Based on the 305 submissions to the Mayors Challenge, Bloomberg Philanthropies released a new publication showcasing five key shifts taking place in city halls across the country.
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the 20 cities selected as finalists for the Mayors Challenge.
In a big-city mayor's bid to spur colleagues to think boldly around the country, 20 cities from Chicago to Springfield, Ore., are finalists in a $9 million urban-innovation contest.
305 cities have submitted ideas to the first-ever Mayors Challenge, a competition to identify bold ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life.
In cities large and small, municipal governments are generating new strategies to address local and national challenges.
Practitioners, academics and innovators from across the globe discuss the importance of design in the public sector.
Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that 394 cities across the United States have entered Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life.
This new prize seeks to incentivize not only competition among cities, but also something that could be just as powerful: collaboration.
Today Bloomberg Philanthropies launched the Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life.
A new kind of community collaborative — an approach that aspires to create significant community-wide progress by enlisting all sectors to work together toward a common goal — offers enormous promise to bring about broader, more lasting change across the nation.
Richard Florida says that cities are our greatest invention. They generate wealth and improve living standards while providing the density, interaction, and networks that make us more creative and productive.
This series from Urban Times, in collaboration with the design mind blog, explores the various ways that technology is changing and could potentially change cities today and in the near future.
Cities are actively using branding and diplomacy for their own international political and economic gain. How successful these efforts are will depend in part on the degree of independence and latitude that cities are granted by their state, regional or federal governments.
The city's role is to make it as easy as possible for people to live in a smart and sustainable way. They also tend to make their residents happier. As Geoffrey West, a scientist who studies cities, notes in this film, cities are hubs of innovation that create problems but also drive solutions.
While mayors continue to be responsible for maintaining public safety and delivering public services, the 21st-century global economy has generated a new responsibility: staying ahead of the competition.
Mayor Bloomberg says cities need to innovate just as much as corporations — and offers prescriptions for how to do it.
Metropolitan communities house more than half the world’s population. They bring together the world’s talented workers, innovative firms and risk-taking entrepreneurs, and drive national economies. They also are the undisputed vehicles for environmental sustainability and social inclusion.