Bloomberg Philanthropies: “Ideas Camp”

Bloomberg Philanthropies: “Ideas Camp”

tweet me:
#IdeasCamp puts cities in a better position to win Smart City status - Naidu @bloombergdotorg #bp #cities
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement


Originally posted on Smart Cities Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies Delivers “Ideas Camp” for Hundreds of Municipal Leaders in Partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development 

Today, nearly 300 city leaders and public officials began Smart Cities Ideas Camp - a two-day workshop designed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, in partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, to help cities in the development of bold Smart Cities proposals and to inspire creativity. Ideas Camp is the first element of a program of support developed to help municipal leaders learn from each other and to connect with leading urban practitioners and experts in India and around the world. The participating 98 cities must submit their Smart Cities Proposal to the Ministry of Urban Development by December 2015 to compete for funding.

Drawing from experience hosting similar Ideas Camp sessions in the United States and European Mayors Challenges, Bloomberg Philanthropies have crafted India’s camp to inspire cities to engage citizens in powerful ways to develop ‘smarter’ proposals. The sessions are also designed to emphasize the importance of learning from models that have worked in other cities, and to promote the use of data to increase accountability and transparency. During the workshop, city representatives will share their early ideas for driving economic growth and improving quality of life in India’s cities alongside municipal commissioners, mayors and key state officials.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies:

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $462 million. For more information, please visit or follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.

Read the full article here