“It began with an invitation from Living Cities and the Citi Foundation to the 35 participating cities in the Project on Municipal Innovation (PMI) to pitch their best ideas to improve the lives of low-income residents. In announcing the six finalists in the first round in the Accelerator, Nigel Jacob, urban technologist in residence at Living Cities, said their responses to the challenge reflected a commitment to push boundaries, test ideas and collaborate deeply.
As part of their submissions, the cities produced videos to describe their ideas for addressing intractable urban problems.
During the month of July, you are encouraged to watch and rate each of the pitches, judging them on their potential to impact low-income residents, expand city innovation and scale to other urban areas struggling with the same problems.
Rating the pitches is easy, just like leaving reviews on Amazon, eBay or Yelp – simply give it a 1-5 star rating and leave a comment. (Feel free to share the ones you like with your social network so your friends and colleagues can weigh in too.)
A selection panel will use your input to inform the overall determination in selecting three cities to enter the Accelerator as the first of three cohorts to work on implementing their ideas. The process will repeat three times over the next three years. Municipal innovation guidebooks will document the cities’ experiences and lessons learned so you can replicate their successes in your jurisdiction.”
Albuquerque submitted a video, and it if wins the contest, the City will receive $100,000.00 to be used for planning various projects such as the innovation corridor. Below is more information. Please note that you have to be very careful when voting or you will accidentally enter one star instead of five stars. To enter a five star rating, you need to click on the star furthest to the right. (If you hit the star on the far left, you will automatically enter one star and not be given the chance to change it). We would greatly appreciate the support. Thank you!
VOTE FOR ABQ AT : http://www.governing.com/cityaccelerator/