The City of Glendale is seeking ideas from the community as part of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg Philanthropies is in search of transformative ideas that have the potential to move cities forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. This competition aims to help cities implement their breakthrough ideas and spread their impact to other cities globally. The top 15 cities chosen by Bloomberg Philanthropies will receive $1 million each to implement their ideas.
Ideas should be leading innovations imagined or launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These ideas can already exist in any stage of implementation or be new ideas that have yet to be realized. All submission ideas should be bold, implementable, have the potential for meaningful impact, and be able to apply in other cities. Ideas should also fall into one or more of the following categories:
Health & wellbeing - Addressing the medical, behavioral, and social determinants of health for residents.
Climate & environment - Tackling the root causes and effects of climate change in order to build more livable and resilient cities.
Economic recovery & inclusive growth - Creating systems and solutions that allow all city residents to overcome economic distress and thrive.
Good governance & equality - Using city powers to tackle oppression, promote fairness, and improve participation.