Using Data to Tackle Urban Challenges | Nov. 14, 2012 |

IBM announces @citizenibm 31 Smarter City Challenge grant winners for 2013

Today, we are delighted to announce the 2013 Smarter Cities Challenge grants. In this year’s application pool, sustainability was the most popular challenge posed by cities, and we look forward to tackling those challenges alongside perennial priority subjects like economic development and transportation.

The 31 cities are:

  • Africa
    • Cape Town, South Africa
    • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Asia Pacific
    • Chennai, India
    • Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Date, Japan
    • Foshan, China
    • Gurgaon, India
    • Jeju, Korea
    • Khon Kaen, Thailand
    • Kyoto, Japan
    • Makati City, Philippines
    • Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
    • Pingtung County, Taiwan
  • Europe
    • Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Faro, Portugal
    • Lodz, Poland
    • Stavanger, Norway
  • North America
    • Buffalo, USA
    • Burlington, USA
    • Fresno, USA
    • Knoxville, USA
    • Québec City, Canada
    • Reno, USA
    • Richmond, USA
    • Tucson, USA
    • Waterloo, Canada
  • South America
    • Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • Trujillo, Peru
    • Valparaiso, Chile
    • Vitória, Brazil

In Palisades, New York, Stanley Litow (left), Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs of IBM names the new recipients of the Smarter Cities Challenge grants at the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Summit. (left to right) Winning mayors include: Mayor Miro Weinberger of Burlington, Vermont, Mayor Jose Fortunati of Porto Alegre, Brazil, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson of Belfast, United Kingdom, Mayor Madeline Rogero of Knoxville, Tennessee and Mayor Dwight Jones of Richmond, Virginia. IBM’s single largest philanthropic initiative, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, is a three-year, 100-city, US$50 million competitive grant program that assigns a team of six IBM experts to each winning city to study a key issue identified by the city’s leadership.

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