Photo essay: Fifteen of these fifty cities will be awarded $1 million

The 50 Champion Cities that have advanced to the finalist stage of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge have spent the past six months refining and building upon some of the boldest urban innovations to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. And our team of Bloomberg Cities photographers has chronicled every step, as city leaders tested prototypes of their solutions with residents and made adjustments based on their feedback. The process had them engaging with the public as genuine co-creators and growing their own innovation skills as civil servants. Here, we take one last look at all 50 of these cities before 15 are selected next month to receive $1 million each to further implement their ideas.

December 8, 2021