Awards & Competitions

Awards & Competitions
Earning the award also means the Tanzanian capital will host a summit for world transportation experts next year.
Gregory Scruggs June 30, 2017
A competition sparks thinking about what a city without gasoline, diesel or coal looks, smells and sounds like.
David Hatch April 4, 2017
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 Brazilian city joins Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago, Chile and Guadalajara, Mexico as winners of the regional competition. 

December 5, 2016
National plans to cut greenhouse-gas emissions are still coming together — and perhaps falling apart in the case of the U.S. But the winning cities of this year's C40 Awards are already making big progress.
Gregory Scruggs December 1, 2016

The Dhaka-based charity BRAC is encouraging young entrepreneurs to dream up ideas for improving health, transit and employment.

November 9, 2016

The World Habitat Awards selected a dozen finalists with innovative approaches to sheltering and employing poor urban populations. 

November 3, 2016

Ten cities in the U. S. and Europe received big prizes for innovative ideas. In a new report, Bloomberg Philanthropies looks at what they learned. 

October 5, 2016

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scalable solutions on crime, pollution, education, inequality and more. 

August 25, 2016

The urban innovation contest will focus on ways to help U. S. cities bolster talent, economic prosperity and civic engagement, the Knight Foundation says.

August 18, 2016

Parts of Chile’s capital are transforming into a walker’s paradise, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy says.

July 14, 2016
20 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean are finalists in a competition for ideas to make cities better.
Christopher Swope July 8, 2016

The use of hip hop music and storytelling to engage urban residents are among the creative ideas to receive the foundation’s support. 

April 14, 2016

Medellín’s transformation from a violent haven for drug cartels into an urban innovator offers lessons for other cities, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize says.

March 28, 2016
The city's Innova.TO contest shows bureaucrats have ideas too — if you ask them.
Simone d'Antonio March 10, 2016

Proposals are limited to concepts that have never been introduced in Europe, according to the sponsor, Urban Innovative Actions.

January 22, 2016

Proposals for the contest’s second round range from pop-up parks to a mobile city hall, according to the Knight Cities Challenge.

January 21, 2016
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