LSE Cities releases report on the 2014 Mayors Challenge

Five Cities Selected As Winners in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge

The Mayors Challenge is an ideas competition that encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that have the potential to spread to other cities. It is also a chance for cities to win funding for a bold new solution.

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Last year’s Mayors Challenge took place in the United States.

The five winning ideas highlight the complex yet common challenges many cities face. The ideas were shaped and strengthened through collaboration with experts, peers, and events like Ideas Camp.

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Grand Prize
Providence, RI

  • Chicago, IL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Houston, TX
  • Santa Monica, CA
The winners' award, designed by renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.

"What inspires me about the Mayors Challenge is that while it honors what has been achieved in the past, it focuses on how to fuel a better tomorrow. For me, the award is about showing confidence in the future of cities."
—Olafur Eliasson

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