Awards & Competitions

A contest seeks ten “visionary, realistic, and replicable design solutions” to make a major metro area more resilient to climate change.
David Hatch February 7, 2017

The $42 million initiative will enable 100 U. S. cities to tap urban data more effectively to strengthen decision making and planning. 

April 22, 2015

Winners of the Knight Cities Challenge include a Detroit program that will pair hair stylists with landscapers and a plan to install Charlotte’s signature porch swings in public places.

March 31, 2015

Istanbul and Lisbon will compete against lesser known places such as Lahti, Finland and Cascais, Portugal for the 2017 title of greenest city, according to the European Commission. 

October 27, 2014
A Chinese city is breaking through in an increasingly crowded field for recognizing the best ideas for improving city governance.
Neal Peirce and Farley Peters October 23, 2014

The city will use its prize money to create a digital community designed to serve as a support network for elderly citizens, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

September 23, 2014

The philanthropy will give $5 million per year to initiatives that answer the question: “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?”

September 18, 2014
Some 21 European cities are competing for huge prize money in a contest of innovative ideas. For two days in Berlin, the rivals became collaborators.
Neal Peirce June 25, 2014

Finalists for the 2014 Mayors Challenge include smaller cities with innovative ideas for sharing, energy reduction and youth entrepreneurship, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

May 6, 2014

The award given by a Singapore agency and think tank commends the city in eastern China for its efforts to integrate new settlers.

March 31, 2014

Cities across six continents will share knowledge and best practices for withstanding man-made and natural disasters, including the effects of climate change. They’ll also create a new staff position — Chief Resilience Officer — to oversee these strategies.

December 2, 2013

$14.5 million in awards to continent’s cities

October 13, 2013
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