SOLVE AN URGENT PROBLEM
The Mayors Challenge has been designed to help hundreds of cities develop ideas that solve the most urgent problems facing cities today. Innovation experts will visit each of the first 300 cities that sign up for the Challenge to deliver one-day city hall training workshops to accelerate idea development by drawing upon the expertise of the community.
JOIN BLOOMBERG’S CITIES NETWORK
All entrants will receive expert guidance to develop their ideas and will join Bloomberg’s cities network, which identifies, elevates, and promotes innovations that work across cities.
WIN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
As many as 35 Champion Cities will receive innovation funds to test their ideas and build local support. The five cities with the best ideas will receive millions to implement their ideas at scale.
Across past competitions in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean more than 750 cities accepted the challenge, with the following cities emerging as winners: Providence, RI; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Santa Monica; CA; Philadelphia, PA; Barcelona, Spain; Athens, Greece; Kirklees, U.K.; Stockholm, Sweden; Warsaw, Poland; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Bogotá, Colombia; Medellín, Colombia; and Guadalajara, Mexico.