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The City Possible partner network is a global community of leaders from cities, businesses, communities and academia, united with the common goal of building more inclusive, sustainable and connected cities.



City of Altamonte Springs

“Altamonte Springs is a forward-thinking City with a long history of public-private partnerships including transit and real estate partnerships, and many first-of-their-kind water and wastewater innovation projects. Innovation and sustainability are core values for us. We know that working together with leading-edge private sector partners can create a formidable team. Mastercard understands that the best solutions for communities require the public and private sectors meshing together with purpose! We are honored to be a Global Founding member with Mastercard on their City Possible program.” Frank Martz, City Manager, City of Altamonte Springs, FL


City of Athens

“Athens has acquired deep expertise in public-private partnerships and we are extremely excited to join the Cities Possible program. Mastercard is a key partner and we are already working closely to enhahnce the city’s tourism and technology sector. By joining this global initiave we continue to work towards developing smart city solutions. Sharing best practices and knowledge with other cities is the best way moving forward.”Mayor Georgios Kaminis, City of Athens


City of Aurora

“The City of Aurora is honored to collaborate with private and public innovators to help solve a variety of challenges from public safety, economic development and digital equality through the use of smart technology. Successful innovation is greater than just technology alone. It requires the ability to generate ideas from across the board and the proven capacity to implement them for improved City services.” Mayor Richard C. Irvin, Aurora, IL


City of Baltimore

“As one of the United States’ oldest urban cities, we strive daily to provide a modern, safe and equitable environment for our residents and visitors.   As such, we are honored to serve as a founding member of Mastercard’s City Possible initiative which will not only give us the unique opportunity to collaborate with other cities and discuss our common challenges but to actually identify possible solutions that can be scaled and implemented worldwide.” Mayor Catherine Pugh, City of Baltimore


City of Campbelltown

“Our city’s population is expected to double over the next 20 years and we are already taking steps to ensure we are ready to accommodate the needs of our growing community including planning for jobs, transport, housing and digital inclusion. Collaborating with other cities will enable Campbelltown to learn from their experiences, share our own expertise and benefit from the economies of scale that come with sharing solutions to the challenges faced in all countries across an increasingly urbanized world.”
Mayor Cr George Brticevic, Campbelltown


City of Canterybury Bankstown

“Canterbury-Bankstown is the largest Council is NSW by population, and we’re expected to have 500,000 residents by 2036. We’re already using technology infrastructure, community engagement and connectivity to ensure Canterbury-Bankstown is a great place to live, work and play now and in the future. But, councils cannot do everything – which is why partnerships like City Possible are so important. By breaking down silos and building relationships, we can make a far greater impact than working in isolation.”
Mayor Khal Asfour, City of Canterbury Bankstown


City of Dubai

“The core of Smart Cities is built on the premise of knowledge and experience sharing. Joining Mastercard’s City Possible network opens a global array of use cases Dubai can learn from and contribute to. We have already begun working on our first collaborative project with Mastercard, where we are analyzing their data to provide insights on current and future performance levels of Dubai’s economy. Through the network we look forward to working on several cross-border projects with cities across the globe.” Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai & CEO, Dubai Data Establishment


City of Dublin

“We are delighted that Dublin is a founding member of Mastercard’s City Possible initiative. We strongly believe that successful cities of the future will be the ones that embrace a shared collaboration model and work alongside industry, academia and entrepreneurs to solve city challenges, improve service delivery while also delivering the best outcomes for its citizens.” Jamie Cudden, Smart City Lead, Dublin City Council


City of Helsinki

“As the power of cities in the global arena is growing so does the responsibility we share. We are proud to be a founding member of City Possible and explore this new approach to solving urban challenges together with global cities and the private sector.” Mayor Jan Vapaavuori, Helsinki


City of Kansas City

“Kansas City is proud to partner with Mastercard and Civic Leaders from around the world to develop Smart and sustainable solutions to chronic problems that all mayors face: education, economic opportunity and civic efficiency. ‘Smart Cities’ solutions and programs are not about technology–they are about people, and how we can use technology as a tool to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors. We are excited to be part of the global network of City Possible communities that are collaborating to use tech and policy as complementary tools to establish 21st Century Communities for 21st Century Citizens.”
Mayor Caldwell


City of Liverpool

“We’re extremely excited to be working with Mastercard on City Possible and look forward to working together on ways to encourage people to stay in the city for longer. Liverpool is working strategically to build a vibrant city with an 18-hour economy, and we recognize that collaborative partnerships such as the one we are about to enter into with Mastercard offer us opportunities to deliver on that promise.”
Mayor Wendy Waller, Liverpool


City of Melbourne

“As a city fuelled by a burgeoning knowledge economy, Melbourne is incredibly excited to embrace new opportunities and connect with the world through the City Possible program. Through our Smart City office we’re keen to share the data, knowledge and insights we’ve gathered while we explore and adopt innovative solutions being used globally to solve some of the major challenges faced by growing cities in the 21st century.”
Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne


City of Wollondilly

“Wollondilly is a dynamic shire, always seeking new ideas and ways to strengthen our local community. The digital age, and the advent of smart technology, is a great tide of opportunity and challenge.” Mayor Judith Hannan, Wollondilly Shire Council



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