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We've rounded up the most popular articles on our site for 2012 and our EIU Hot Spots Research tops the list, followed by examples of our work with cities around the globe and the Financial Times Ingenuity Awards. Read these popular stories and join us in the conversation about cities on Twitter @CitiforCites.

1. Global New EIU Report: Hot Spots Benchmarking Global City Competiveness
Citi-Commissioned Report Ranks Competitiveness of 120 of World's Major Cities: New York, London and Singapore Top Ranking of World's Most Competitive Cities, Mid-Size Cities Emerging as Key Drivers of Global Growth.
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2. Singapore Citi and SMRT Corporation revolutionize commuter use of transit stations
SMRT Corporation, Singapore's multi-modal transport provider, wanted to improve the retail opportunities for citizens within its stations.
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3. London Borough of Lewisham Care leavers receive allowance via prepaid cards
When young people who have been placed in the Borough's care leave it at the age of 18, they receive a weekly allowance via prepaid cards to help them continue in education or seek employment.
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4. California Electronic tax collection empowers Californians
The California State Treasurer's Office, which manages the collection of tax and bill payments for a wide range of state agencies; saw the need for a new, more efficient way of managing these collections.
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5. New York Citi and The Financial Times Launch Global Ingenuity Awards to Recognize Emerging Leaders Transforming Cities for the Future
The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action is a global program to recognize individuals who have developed groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities in the fields of education, energy, healthcare and infrastructure.
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