Mastercard expands efforts to help over 500 cities build more inclusive and sustainable communities
Mastercard revealed the development of its City Possible network and capabilities, which will support over 500 communities in over 50 countries worldwide. The partnership framework focuses on building more inclusive and sustainable cities by increasing access to city services, expanding urban mobility solutions, and informing an inclusive recovery through data-driven insights. The network will also feature a digital marketplace that provides access to different tools and partner solutions in a new store-like experience alongside specific sentiment analysis data. Recent deployments include:
- In Honolulu, USA, Mastercard is helping the city disburse COVID-19 financial relief to 13 000 residents in need and will continue the collaboration to increase functionality over the coming months.
- In Los Angeles, USA, Mastercard is expanding the functionalities of the Angeleno Card, a program that leverages City Key and which has initially distributed more than USD$36 million to help over 100 000 Los Angeles residents hit hardest by the pandemic.
- In Kolin, Czech Republic, a partnership between the city government and a local school helped students access services such as public transportation, library services, and other resources with one card that increases convenience, safety, and efficiency in the school’s ecosystem. In 2020, the program has expanded to all schools in Kolin.