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Pittsburgh Data Talk - Encouraging non-government applications

Films - 04/08/2015

For Debra Lam, Chief of Innovation and Performance for the City of Pittsburgh, data can never be led only by city government, for it is owned by all; and because data is only as important as the application of it, non-government applications are the most powerful.

Boston Data Talk - Driving a stronger sense of public engagement

Films - 04/08/2015

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer of the City of Boston, tells how the data-app Citizen's Connect has not only helped the city deploying services more effectively, but also drove a new sense of participation and ownership into its citizens. His conclusion? It's an addictive thing.

New York City Data Talk - Oversight and Transparency

Films - 04/08/2015

Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer of the City of New York, on how data identifies and tells the stories of the communities, how it maps business environment and how the civic hacking community helps the city by narrowing down management mistakes.


Understanding behavioural changes to keep transforming cities - Berlin Seminar Overview

Which are the emerging behavioural changes in mobility, housing, working life, consumption patterns and the management of public spaces? How these new trends are transforming cities? These are but a few of the questions which La Fabrique de la Cit. decided to put into debate during its international seminar. More than 100 participants came to Berlin from July 1st to 3rd 2015 to address the broad topic of new ways of living in cities.




Berlin: transforming the city around behavioural changes

A young, alternative, creative city. That is the reputation of Berlin, which attracts more than 40,000 new residents every year. As a laboratory experimenting with new ways of using the urban environment, Berlin is an inspirational example of citizen initiative, resource sharing and the expert use of digital tools and services for the benefit of the city.


MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory

La Fabrique de la Cité is conducting a workshop in close collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mobile Experience Lab on the evolution of lifestyles and its impact on urban transformation. Professor Federico Casalegno is the principal investigator, and he will lead the international observatory that La Fabrique de la Cité and MIT Mobile Experience Lab have decided to launch.

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07/17/2015 C40 Cities
The Power of C40 Cities
Each year, C40 surveys the Mayoral Powers of its member cities in order to understand where the greatest opportunities exist to advance specific climate actions and foster targetted knowledge sharing. Explore Mayoral Powers in C40 Cities, or view an infographic to learn why ending climate change begins in cities.


Chicago Data Talk - Proactive Prevention Strategy

Beyond transparency: Brett Goldstein, former Chief Data and Information Officer of the City of Chicago, explains how data can be put together and used to prevent bad events from happening, stopping them before they even emerge.

Los Angeles Data Talk - Making Data Meaningful

For Abhi Nemani, Chief Data Officer of the City of Los Angeles and former Co-Director of Code for America, great Open Data policy means four things: focusing on the user, building civic apps, building a data community, and backing these people up. Put together, they contribute to change citizen's experience.