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MIT Solve Initiative Announces New Sustainable Urban Communities Challenge

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MIT Solve initiative announces new Sustainable Urban Communities challenge

This week, MIT’s Solve initiative announced a new sustainability challenge, presented in partnership with Climate CoLab.

Cities face distinct challenges and pressures from growing urbanization: over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and this number is expected to increase over the coming years. Cities also contribute 70% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and one-third of urban populations still lack access to important infrastructure, such as improved water and sanitation facilities. Food and water scarcity is a growing concern among urban populations around the world. As a result, this Solve challenge seeks solutions for how marginalized urban communities can increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources.


We invite the global community to submit their solutions by August 1, 2017!
Check out the new challenge and submit your solution!

Solve is a MIT initiative connecting leaders and communities from around the globe, who are working to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Anyone can submit their solution, which is then judged by leading experts from MIT, civil society, and industry. Those chosen as Solvers, or submissions identified as finalists by the judging panel, are invited to Solve’s flagship event, Solve at MIT, which connects Solvers with change-makers who have the capacity to move solutions forward.

Read more about Solve.

If you have questions about this or other Solve challenges, please contact the Solve team.