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 International Affairs.
- 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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