Financial Times and Citi Announce Judging Panel for the 2013 FT/Citi
Global panel to recognize innovative solutions to urban challenges
NEW YORK -- July 23, 2013
Today the Financial Times and Citi announce the panel of judges participating
in the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme,
sponsored by Citi. The judges – all leaders in their respective fields – will
select the most innovative solutions enabling urban progress, including city
administration, transport systems, energy and utilities, education and
resource management, housing, health, social services and mobile technologies.
The 2013 judging panel includes:
*Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Economist: Current Ford Foundation
International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology; co-author of Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way
to Fight Global Poverty, winner of the 2011 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book
of the Year Award.
*John Bowis, OBE, Honorary President, Health First Europe: Former UK Health
Minister, former member of the UK Parliament, former member of the
European Parliament and Lead Coordinator & Spokesman for the Environment &
Health Parliamentary Committee.
*Sir Terry Farrell, CBE,International Architect & Design Champion and
Director, Terry Farrell and Partners: Leading architect, currently on the
London Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and Outer London Commission, author
of many books including Shaping London.
*Edwin Heathcote, Architecture and Design Critic, Financial Times
(co-chair): Architect, designer and FT critic since 1999; author of
several books, including Monument Builders: Modern Architecture and Death.
*Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director, European Competitiveness Initiative,
INSEAD (co-chair): Leading the work of INSEAD on global indices, including
the Global Innovation Index (GII), which ranks 142 countries according to
their abilities to drive innovation.He is also heading a new project on
global talent competition, which will include a comparison of the
performance of cities in this regard.
*Janice Muthui, Foundation Manager, Community Cooker Foundation, 2012
FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards global winner: The Kenyan not-for-profit
organization was selected as the global winner of the inaugural awards in
2012 for developing an innovative and practical waste-burning stove, which
holds tremendous potential for environmental, economic and social change
in low resource environments.
*Professor Carlo Ratti, Italian Architect and Engineer: Founding Partner of
design practice 'carlorattiassociati' and Director of the MIT SENSEable
City Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
*Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, New America Foundation: Former
Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and
former Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
*Luanne Zurlo, Founder and President, Worldfund: Former Wall Street
securities analyst (Smith Barney, CSFB and Goldman Sachs) and founder of
Worldfund, a non-profit using education to fight poverty in Latin America.
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About the Financial Times:
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations,
is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.
Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business
community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more
than 600,000 (Deloitte assured, Q1 2013).Mobileis an increasingly important
channel for the FT, driving a third of FT.com traffic and 15% of digital
subscriptions. FT education products now serve 25 of the world’s top 50
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts
and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides
consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of
financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit,
corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services,
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About Citi for Cities:
Citi for Cities is an initiative that harnesses the best of Citi across the
globe to enable cities to become more efficient, by providing financing that
facilitates commerce and modernization, and by empowering citizens to access
services that enhance liveability and prosperity. Citi aims to help cities
achieve their ambitions across the key ecosystems that power a city including
administration, roads and transit, ports of entry, energy and utilities,
workplace and education, health and safety and regeneration and development.
Citi’s span of engagement with cities includes public and private sectors, the
financial sector and citizens and the communities in which they live. For more
information, please visit www.citiforcities.com.
About the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards
More than half the world’s population lives in cities today, a number which is
expected to rise in the decades ahead. As a result, cities have a pressing
need to address the challenges of urbanisation and find solutions that
modernise infrastructure, improve efficiency, enhance quality of life and
foster sustainable growth and development.
The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action, a global programme
sponsored by Citi, was developed to recognise leaders, teams, organisations
and community groups who have developed innovative solutions to urban
challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities.
Top candidates will be profiled in two FT global magazine supplements and
invited to participate in events to further dialogue on urban challenges and
solutions. Finalists will be selected by region. One winner will be chosen for
each region. A global winner will be announced at an awards dinner in New York
in December 2013.
Submissions will be reviewed based on a range of criteria, including
originality, impact, efficiency and outcome. Criteria were developed by
INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools. All
entries will be reviewed by the FT and INSEAD for qualification. A panel of
global subject matter experts will select winners. As sponsor, Citi will not
review or judge submissions. Eligibility criteria and additional program
details are available at www.FTCitiawards.com. Follow the conversation at
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Liz Fogarty, +1-212-559-0486
Kristina Eriksson, +44 (0)20 7873 4961
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