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NEW YORK: 23 July 2013: Today the Financial Times and Citi announce the panel of judges participating in the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme, sponsored by Citi. The judges – all leaders in their respective fields – will select the most innovative solutions enabling urban progress, including city administration, transport systems, energy and utilities, education and resource management, housing, health, social services and mobile technologies.
The 2013 judging panel includes:
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About Citi for Cities:
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About the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards
More than half the world’s population lives in cities today, a number which is expected to rise in the decades ahead. As a result, cities have a pressing need to address the challenges of urbanisation and find solutions that modernise infrastructure, improve efficiency, enhance quality of life and foster sustainable growth and development.
The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action, a global programme sponsored by Citi, was developed to recognise leaders, teams, organisations and community groups who have developed innovative solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities.
Top candidates will be profiled in two FT global magazine supplements and invited to participate in events to further dialogue on urban challenges and solutions. Finalists will be selected by region. One winner will be chosen for each region. A global winner will be announced at an awards dinner inNew York in December 2013.
Submissions will be reviewed based on a range of criteria, including originality, impact, efficiency and outcome. Criteria were developed by INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools. All entries will be reviewed by the FT and INSEAD for qualification. A panel of global subject matter experts will select winners. As sponsor, Citi will not review or judge submissions. Eligibility criteria and additional program details are available at www.FTCitiawards.com. Follow the conversation at #FTCitiAwards.