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See more: www.ft.com/ingenuity 

The Financial Times and Citi today announce the finalists for the second annual FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme. The awards aim to recognise individuals, teams, organisations and community groups that have developed groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities.

Submissions were received from 44 countries and judges selected the finalists by region, based on the most innovative solutions enabling urban progress across city administration, transport systems, energy and utilities, education and resource management, housing, health, social services, mobile technologies, community engagement and collaboration platforms.

One winner will be chosen for each region and a global winner will be announced at an awards dinner in New York on December 10, where Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the keynote address.

2013 FT/City Ingenuity Award finalists:

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Bicycling Empowerment Network, Namibia
LEAP Africa, Nigeria
Sanergy, Nairobi
Shack/Slum Dwellers International Alliance, Cape Town

ASIA-PACIFIC
aProCh, Ahmedabad
CMC, Bangalore
Digicel PNG Foundation, Papua New Guinea
Parinaam Foundation, Bangalore

EUROPE
3Space, London
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen
BlaBlaCar, Paris
Trees for Cities, London

LATIN AMERICA
Aprenda, Peru
Belo Horizonte City Council, Brazil
Fundación Calicanto, Panama City
IBM, Rio de Janeiro

NORTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
Baltimore Housing, Baltimore, Maryland
The Competitiveness Company, Jamaica
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
SeeClickFix, New Haven, Connecticut

"This year's entries included inspiring and effective solutions to key issues plaguing local communities,” said Michael Skapinker, assistant editor and editor of special reports for the Financial Times. “All of the impressive work submitted by the finalists has great implications for innovative solutions to urban challenges around the globe.”

“The demands on individual cities to prepare for growth and to be competitive in the global economy are tremendous. We are proud to recognize those striving to develop innovative urban solutions that enable progress for their communities and ultimately society as a whole,” said Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President of Global Public Affairs, Citi. “These finalists inspire us as we work to provide the world’s top 150 urban centers with the financial support they need to modernize, support economic development and create jobs.”

The 2013 judging panel includes:

Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Economist
John Bowis, OBE, Honorary President, Health First Europe
Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, International Architect & Design Champion and Director, Terry Farrell and Partners
Edwin Heathcote, Architecture and Design Critic, Financial Times (co-chair)
Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director, European Competitiveness Initiative, INSEAD (co-chair)
Janice Muthui, Foundation Manager, Community Cooker Foundation, 2012 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards global winner
Professor Carlo Ratti, Italian Architect and Engineer
Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, New America Foundation
Luanne Zurlo, Founder and President, Worldfund
For more details on the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards, please visit www.ft.com/ingenuity or follow the conversation at #FTCitiAwards.

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