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Developer Jonathan Rose:
By 2060, the U.S. population is projected to grow by 90 million. How can we create thriving urban communities for all these people?
Developer Jonathan Rose has a vision: Rejuvenate neighborhoods by building affordable, green housing close to jobs, schools, healthcare and mass transit. With financing from Citi, Jonathan is helping to revitalize cities across the country.In Partnership with Tsao Foundation: Empowering women for life
In Singapore, more than 40% of women are not in paid jobs, and most prioritise the needs of their family above their own. Coupled with a longer life expectancy than men, they may run into financial problems in their silver years. The Tsao Foundation, believers in opportunities in longevity, partnered with Citi to launch the Citi-Tsao Foundation Financial Education Programme for Mature Women in 2008. This Programme teaches women how to manage their money and improve their financial security. To date, it has empowered more than 6,000 women in Singapore.
Revolution Foods: Making cities healthier
More than 20 million kids in urban America lack access to fresh, healthy food. Revolution Foods is a company that was founded to change that and build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted™ food accessible to all. Co-founders Kristin Groos Richmond & Kirsten Saenz Tobey share how their growth into new markets and new product lines - and the impact and jobs they create - is fueled by their collaboration with Citi.Public Lighting Authority of Detroit: Turning the lights back on
At one point, 40 percent of streetlights in Detroit didn't work. The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit devised a plan to re-illuminate the city. But finding a bank to finance the project during Detroit's bankruptcy was challenging. Citi stepped up and committed US$60 million of its own capital, which encouraged other early investors, and then helped issue bonds to raise the remaining funds - US$185 million - to install thousands of LED streetlights, improving quality of life for Detroit residents.
Panama Metro: Connecting communities
In Panama City, where 5,000 new cars are being sold every month, traffic congestion has been an increasing problem. Now, the new Panama Metro is helping to connect residents of Panama City to their homes and workplaces in a fast, efficient, and eco-friendly way. Metro Executive Secretary Roberto Roy and Citi's Susana Paredes explain how the bank's financing and global expertise helped make this project a reality, serving over 200,000 riders each day while reducing traffic and pollution.