Philips has announced the eight finalists for the Philips Livable Cities Award. The competition was designed as a global initiative to produce innovative, achievable ideas to improve the health and living situations of city residents worldwide. The eight finalists' proposals are: recreational space for local communities in Buenos Aires, Argentina; a smart grid athletic light system in New York City; a neighborhood network providing welfare services to elderly citizens in Abeokuta, Nigeria; shaded shelters that display health information in Kampala, Uganda; the rehabilitation of neglected urban spaces to revive communities in Binghamton, New York; a rooftop rainwater capture and filtration system in Sana'a, Yemen; health education for the deaf in Embu, Kenya; and simplified access to digital tools for the elderly in the Edinbugh, U.K. Voting is open through March 24 at