The movement to build, support, and sustain livable cities worldwide is well underway, with individuals all over the globe and across numerous industries committed to leading the charge. Today, we're calling out, and congratulating, those who are doing the most important and aggressive work here.
We at Future Cities have been following the global urbanization movement for a year now. In that time, we've been fortunate to have participation in this community from leading figures worldwide like Ron Huldai, mayor of Tel Aviv; Jan Gehl, founding principal of Gehl Architects; Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, and hundreds more. It's been our great privilege to follow and discuss the developments of global cities, and their leaders, for the past 12 months. So we are celebrating our first year anniversary with a report on the top 100 innovators who are making the biggest difference.
When we set out to launch the Future Cities 100, it was of utmost importance that we not generate this list in an editorial vacuum. Future Cities is, after all, a global community for city decision makers. It was essential for us to get input and feedback from that community.
Thus, what follows in these pages is a true collaborative effort between the Future Cities editorial staff, our 13,000-plus registered users, and beyond. Before we move on, we want to extend our thanks to all of those who offered their passionate nominations, and further, we want to congratulate all of those who appear in the following pages for doing incredible work that is changing the world.
Without further ado, then, we're proud to present The Future Cities 100: Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide:
(Note: Whenever possible, we've included a Twitter handle next to the person's name, so please feel free to send out Tweets of congratulations to your FC 100 favorites.)
— Mary Jander, Managing Editor; Rich Heap, Community Editor; and Nicole Ferraro, Editor in Chief, UBM's Future Cities
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