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2018 Engaged Cities Award Winners and Finalists

2018 Winners and Finalists

Out of ten finalists, Cities of Service selected three winning cities of the 2018 Engaged Cities Award: Bologna, Italy; Santiago de Cali, Colombia; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Each winning city was awarded $70,000 to further the city’s efforts to engage their citizens to tackle problems.

All ten finalists combined bold mayoral leadership and the reach of city hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to address serious challenges. Their incredible work demonstrates what cities can accomplish when they are open to the ideas and talents of citizens.

Read more about their solutions below.


Bologna
Italy

WINNER

for its strategy to engage citizens in revitalizing public spaces.

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Santiago de Cali
Colombia

WINNER

for its strategy to engage citizens in reducing violence.

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Tulsa
Oklahoma

WINNER

for its strategy to engage citizens in leveraging data to inform policy.

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Boston
Massachusetts

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in creating a competitive gaming app for local drivers to improve traffic safety.

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Fort Collins
Colorado

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in creating an outcomes-based budget responsive to citizen needs.

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Hamm
Germany

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in transforming abandoned land into a community park.

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Helsinki
Finland

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in improving services for migrant youth.

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Huntington
West Virginia

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in creating healthier lifestyles.

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Mexico City
Mexico

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in creating the city’s constitution.

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San Jose
California

FINALIST

for its strategy to engage citizens in creative and cost-effective solutions for graffiti removal.

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Cities of Service Announces 10 Finalists for the Inaugural Engaged Cities Award