City: Boston, MA
Mayor: Thomas M. Menino
Bold Idea: Darwin places youth data in the hands of parents. Darwin empowers parents to invest that resource with educators, technologists, and researchers to ensure the best programs for their children.
City: Chicago, IL
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
Bold Idea: Chicago will build the first open-source predictive analytics platform that will help leaders make smarter, faster decisions in real-time to help address and prevent problems before they develop.
City: Cincinnati, OH
Mayor: Mark Mallory
Bold Idea: Annually, 28,000 babies in the U.S. die before their first birthday. Through innovations in care coordination, data collection and analysis, Cincinnati discovered a replicable way to dramatically reduce prematurity and infant death.
City: Durham, NC
Mayor: William V. 'Bill' Bell
Bold Idea: Three Proof of Concept Community Labs will transform vacant, blighted properties into the stages where resident stories meet relevance-based governance and global-reaching solutions.
City: High Point, NC
Mayor: Bernita Sims
Bold Idea: For the first time anywhere, High Point, NC is adapting the focused deterrence model to control domestic violence offenders to protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, and children.
City: Hillsboro, OR
Mayor: Jerry Willey
Bold Idea: GoPoint will help create a balanced suburban transportation system by branding, promoting and managing a network of mobility hubs that use technology to integrate public and private transportation options.
City: Houston, TX
Mayor: Annise Parker
Bold Idea: One Bin for All is a revolutionary idea for residents to discard all materials in one bin, treating "trash" as valuable assets and dramatically increasing recycling using game changing technologies.
City: Indianapolis, IN
Mayor: Gregory A. Ballard
Bold Idea: Neighborhoods of Educational Opportunity brings together an unprecedented community coalition to strengthen neighborhoods and revitalize Indianapolis by launching a holistic, standardized process to double the number of high-quality student seats.
City: Knoxville, TN
Mayor: Madeline Rogero
Bold Idea: Knoxville will create a culture of healthy eating and eliminate food deserts by stimulating connections in the urban food cycle between land, farming jobs, food processing, distribution, sale, and composting.
City: Lafayette, LA
Mayor: Joey Durel
Bold Idea: Level Up, Lafayette! bridges the “engagement gap” by encouraging residents to play community enrichment games in which winning outcomes translate into tangible improvements for residents of Lafayette.
City: Lexington, KY
Mayor: Jim P. Gray
Bold Idea: CitizenLex helps cities turn citizen energy into action through a set of tools that catalyze innovative community projects.
City: Milwaukee, WI
Mayor: Tom Barrett
Bold Idea: In targeted HOME GR/OWN Zones, engaged, empowered, and enabled residents repurpose foreclosed houses and vacant lots into abundant healthy food assets, yielding healthier, safer, revitalized neighborhoods, and greater economic opportunities.
City: Philadelphia, PA
Mayor: Michael Nutter
Bold Idea: Philadelphia will put R&D into RFP, reforming our procurement processes to provide a path for creative entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to work with city government, tackling the toughest urban challenges.
City: Phoenix, AZ
Mayor: Greg Stanton
Bold Idea: Phoenix will create a Smart Energy Neighborhood Model that helps residents and businesses reduce energy use, save money, and enjoy a high quality, energy-savvy lifestyle.
City: Providence, RI
Mayor: Angel Taveras
Bold Idea: By their fourth birthday, children who grow up in low-income households will have heard thirty-million fewer words than their middle- and high-income peers. Providence Talks solves this problem, for good.
City: Saint Paul, MN
Mayor: Chris Coleman
Bold Idea: Permit Saint Paul will spur investment in our city by enabling developers, entrepreneurs, and residents to secure their licenses and permits through a user-friendly, web-based consumer portal.
City: San Francisco, CA
Mayor: Edwin M. Lee
Bold Idea: Skillville matches job seekers with professional development opportunities through microvolunteering on city projects. The result: government capacity increases and job seekers develop skills that equip them for employment.
City: Santa Monica, CA
Mayor: Pam O'Connor
Bold Idea: Santa Monica will become the first city in the nation to measure and actively improve what really matters to every person in our community: wellbeing.
City: Springfield, OR
Mayor: Christine Lundberg
Bold Idea: Springfield will enable universal access to primary care for all at a lower overall cost.
City: Syracuse, NY
Mayor: Stephanie Miner
Bold Idea: Syracuse will establish an identity as an international city by designing the blueprint by which to harness the talents and energies of New Americans, showcase diversity, and transform distressed neighborhoods.