Top 50 Global Urban Innovation Selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies


Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced 50 Champion Cities. They represent the boldest urban innovations in the past year. They will enter the final stage of the 2021 Global Mayor’s Challenge. A global innovation competition for promising ideas.

They stand out from a crowd of highly competitive applicants: Mayors of 631 cities from 99 countries/regions submitted their most promising ideas for consideration. This is twice the number of applicants from the 2018 The Bloomberg Philanthropy Foundation’s Mayor’s Challenge.

The applicants demonstrate a powerful snapshot of the world’s urban innovation priorities.

The 50 finalists will enter the four-month test phase. The foundation and its network of leading innovation experts will help to refine their ideas with technical assistance. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Northern New York Community Foundation

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Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County

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Foundation: Huron County Community Foundation

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Foundation: Helios Education Foundation

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Foundation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

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Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation, Helios Education Foundation

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"I would be a good person because I have heart and I love Sun-Maid," 8-year-old Emma says. "I look at every day as a blank sheet of paper. Each morning is a new opportunity to create masterpieces...more

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