Reinventing Cities, C40’s global competition to transform underutilised urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon and resilient urban projects, launched its fourth edition today.

The new edition invites creative professionals worldwide—including architects, planners, developers, investors, environmentalists and start-ups—to design and develop urban projects of the future.

This year, 15 world-leading cities are calling on the private sector to collaborate, driving wider change in how cities are designed and built. Participating cities include: Almere, Bilbao, Bologna, Brussels, Glasgow, Milan, New York, Palermo, Renca, Rome, San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle and Venice.

Sites to be transformed include creating a mixed-use, resilient and inclusive development surrounding the canal in Glasgow; supporting the 15-minute city vision in Rome; creating a more vibrant waterfront in Seattle; repurposing downtown office buildings into housing in San Francisco; designing green and thriving public spaces in São Paulo and more.

Winning projects stemming from the competition are highly ambitious regarding environmental and social benefits and go beyond business as usual. To date, Reinventing Cities has engaged over 3,500 businesses worldwide with 40 projects under development globally, demonstrating how urban climate leadership and collaboration with the private sector can enable zero-carbon development to serve the needs of local communities. Through this new edition, Reinventing Cities aims to grow momentum and engage even more actors in rethinking cities globally.

This C40 initiative is made possible thanks to the support of Ingka Group.

Download the full press release to hear from mayors and business leaders taking part in the programme.

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