Overview

  1. 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 visited 300 cities to deliver city hall training workshops to accelerate idea development by drawing upon the expertise of the community.

  2. JOIN BLOOMBERG’S CITIES NETWORK

    All entrants received expert guidance to develop their ideas and joined Bloomberg’s cities network, which identifies, elevates, and promotes innovations that work across cities.

  3. WIN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

    As many as 35 Champion Cities received innovation funds to test their ideas and build local support. The nine cities with the best ideas received $1 million to implement their ideas at scale.

PAST WINNERS

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.