The 2013–2014 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.
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.
"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."
Bloomberg Philanthropies today revealed the 21 European cities that have emerged as final contenders in its 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge.
The 21 finalists come from 11 European countries and include sprawling capitals and modest-sized cities.
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