The Philips Livable Cities Award is a global initiative designed to generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of people living in cities.
Individuals and community or non-governmental organizations and businesses were asked to submit their ideas for "simple solutions" that improve people's health and well-being in a city.
To help translate these ideas into reality, three grants totaling EUR125,000 will be awarded. One overall winning idea from any of the three submission categories will receive a grant of EUR75,000, while the two additional ideas will receive grants of EUR25,000.
Initiatives that will help citizens feel safe in public spaces, as well as initiatives that help create identity and a sense of belonging.
Initiatives that will help the growing number of elderly people living alone to feel secure and comfortable in a city and/or enable longer living at home with appropriate access to healthcare.
Initiatives that will support a healthy body and mind, whether through a person's surroundings or via other essentials such as exercise, sleep and diet.