Bloomberg Supported Cities of Service Announces the Winners of Inaugural Engaged Cities Award
Cities of Service today announced Bologna, Italy, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, and Tulsa, Oklahoma as the three winners of the Engaged Cities Award, a new effort to elevate cities that are working creatively to tap the wisdom, talents, and energy of community members to solve public problems.
he winning cities are combining bold mayoral leadership and the reach of city hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to address serious challenges. These cities are also using strategies such as civic tech, sophisticated data analysis, and impact volunteering to address pressing local issues.
Cities of Service began almost a decade ago and has become the nation's premiere citizen engagement organization by working with hundreds of cities to involve citizens in creative and effective ways. Underwritten by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Engaged Cities Award shines light on the growing number of ways city leaders are co-creating the future with their residents. Cities of Service will amplify the winning strategies to give other cities across the world the chance to learn from, adopt, and improve upon these strategies back home...