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How to optimize cities when constraints are tightening ?

Films - 10/08/2014

Following its international seminar in Lisbon, La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory) has mobilized a panel of urban-development stakeholders from around the world to discuss ways of optimizing the cities of today. Faced with economic, environmental, and energy-related constraints, cities must implement new optimization levers. New traffic-management modes, the use of new information and communications technology, and increasing citizen involvement are innovative ways of optimizing urban development and making the most of available resources.

What tools can we use to optimise the city?

Events - from 02 July to 4 July 2014

La Fabrique de la Cité has decided to hold this year's international seminar in Lisbon, a city hit hard by the crisis but which is nevertheless finding new sources of innovation and development.

Urban data impact on daily mobility

Events - 10 June 2014

Presentations and discussion regarding the study conducted by La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory) in collaboration with students from the Master Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines (territorial and urban strategies) graduate studies program at Sciences Po. The study deals with the issue of making public data available for cities and, more specifically, the impact of urban data on daily mobility. Focus on the city of Rennes, in France with stakeholders accounts as Keolis Rennes and the urban community of Rennes and an international focus on Helisinki with a speech of Asta Manninen, City Urban Facts Helsinki Manager.


"Phoenix Cities" and city value creation

Today more than ever, economic dynamism and growth resides and derives from cities. In a world where more than 60% of the global GDP comes from the activity of only 600 cities around the globe - some of which not even megalopoles inhabited by millions - comes the inevitable question: how can we create city value?


Which businesses and location strategies are best for city-scale development?

La Fabrique de la Cité held its 2014 regional seminar in Lille on September 16th, where international urban actors discussed and exchanged on location strategies for city-scale development.

From the web

10/13/2014 Deccan Herald
Schneider Electric gets set for Smart City dream
Schneider Electric Infrastructure, a part of the euro 24-billion French Schneider Electric Group, is ready to take up the challenge of materialising the great Indian dream of 100 smart cities to tame the challenges of growing urbanisation.
10/01/2014 World Resources Institute
With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit
UN Climate Summit Compact of Mayors convenes cities around the world to set ambitious targets to confront climate change. Analysis shows that 228 cities, home to 436 million people, have voluntarily committed to saving 13 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
09/30/2014 ArchDaily
New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero’s Designs for Mexico City’s New Airport
Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City‘s new international airport. Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the project's ambition is to be the world’s most sustainable airport.
09/30/2014 BBC News
Building cities of the future now
Projects of smart cities built from scratch unfold while those we have lived in for centuries are being upgraded for the future.


Citizen's role in transforming cities

Developing urban co-construction and getting a better grasp of citizens' needs and behavior using information and communication technologies are the two crucial issues of the citizens' role in transforming the city.