Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge has selected its five winning cities.
The Mayors Challenge is an ideas competition that encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life and that have the potential to spread to other cities.
The grand prize of €5m was won by Barcelona. The city aims to create a digital and community ‘Trust Network’ for each of its at-risk elderly residents.
Four other cities have also been awarded funds for innovative solutions to pressing urban challenges – Athens, Greece; Kirklees in Yorkshire, UK; Stockholm, Sweden; and Warsaw, Poland.
LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett was a jury member on the competition, and LSE Cities carried out evaluations of the submissions.