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    This week the Financial Times (FT) released its annual Urban Ingenuity Magazine, marking the end of a year-long process with the announcement of the 2012 FT/Citi Ingenuity Award winners. These were selected from a group of finalists including C40 cities Houston, Paris and Tokyo. The awards—honoring a winner and runner-up in the categories of education, energy, healthcare and infrastructure—accepted entries from municipalities, community groups, charities and businesses proposing original solutions to urban problems.

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    Last week, Mayor Annise Parker announced the Challenge award-winners, including special recognition for Brian Yeoman, C40-CCI City Director in Houston. According to Mayor Parker, the Challenge was a success with more than 375 buildings and their tenants participating, representing 75 million square feet. Additionally, Houston placed fourth (up from seventh last year) in a national ranking of cities with the most LEED certified buildings.

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    Continuing its groundbreaking sustainability efforts, Texas’s largest city has launched a major city-wide electric vehicle program called “Houston Drives Electric.” Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities Program, which is now a fully integrated partner with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), power producer NRG Energy’s eVgo program and charging station manufacturer ECOtality are moving this car-dependent city toward a more sustainable transportation network.

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