Congratulations to the 5 winners!

Five Cities Selected As Winners in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge

The 2014 Mayors Challenge is an ideas competition for European cities – a chance to win funding for a bold new solution to a major urban challenge. It exists to bring powerful new ideas to life – not only to help your own city, but to encourage others to adopt creative approaches as well.

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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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