Philips Livable Cities initiative to kickstart ideas for improving life in cities

The Philips Livable Cities Award is a new innovation grant being backed by the Philips company and overseen by respected professor Richard Florida, who is well-known for his work investigating the way we live and interact in our cities.

He has produced a number of well respected scientific papers as well as several books on the subject of city living including The Rise of the Creative Class, as well as its recent bestseller Who’s Your City?

The purpose of the award and the grants, which total 125,000 Euros, is to let ordinary people living in cities offer their own achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of their fellow city-dwellers.

The grant will be divided between the three best ideas, and will be used to kick start new innovations that may change the lives of many thousands of people in simple but effective ways.

Most people like the city that they live in, but see day-to-day negatives that perhaps could easily be remedied with a little creative thought and some financial backing. Philips Livable Cities Award and Professor Florida believe that ordinary people may have the best views and feel for the place where they live in, and are probably in the best position to come up with simple ideas that may lead to big changes.

Watch the following video to find out more.

If you would like to find out more about how you could get involved in the Philips Livable Cities Award click here.