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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG LAYS DOWN GLOBAL CITIES CHALLENGE 2021 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG LAYS DOWN GLOBAL CITIES CHALLENGE 2021 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed daily life for people around the world and required that cities do more with fewer resources than ever before. Yet, even in the face of a public health crisis, social unrest, massive budget shortfalls, and mounting climate disasters, local leaders  are innovating and taking bold steps to tackle their cities’ most pressing challenges?

 


Launching the 2021 Global Mayor Challenge, Michael Bloomberg, talked about the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge as one of the most far reaching, and ambitious challenges to date. It will shortlist 50 of the most innovative urban solutions in the wake of COVID-19, the Challenge will award 15 grand prize winners $ 1 million each – to help cities implement their breakthrough ideas and, ultimately, spread those ideas to  pandemic struck cities on a global scale.
 

What is the programme for?

The 2021 Global Mayors Challenge is open to all cities with populations greater than 100.000 residents. All eligible cities must RSVP to the competition and submit a completed application no later than 21 March.
 

What makes a great idea?

The Mayor Challenge is looking for the 50 leading urban innovations that were imagined or launched in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. These ideas can be in any stage of implementation, but must have the potential for meaningful impact, and the ability to spread to other cities.
 

What can Cities win?

This year’s Global Mayor Challenge, which is the biggest yet, will give 50 champion cities access to world-renowned experts in innovation and data to help them improve upon their ideas. 50 grand prize winners will then receive $1 million each to begin the implementation of their breakthrough ideas.
 

Find more information and the application form

Category: Local Administration and Management