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