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How can we make cities incubators for health?

Events - 14 October 2015

Fingers are often pointed at cities as a source of negative impact on health. And yet, by virtue of their morphology, the range of services they offer and the support they give to the positive practical contributions made by citizens, cities could become centres of positive health and thus contribute to improved wellbeing for their residents.

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Understanding behavioural changes to keep transforming cities

Events - from 01 July to 3 July 2015

La Fabrique de la Cité’s International seminar is held this year in Berlin, Germany.Researchers, architects, public and private sector decision-makers, urbanists and city players will come together to take stock of various initiatives that have been delivered in Berlin, as well as other European and American cities, to transform the city as closely as possible in line with inhabitant expectations.

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.


Designing cities for health

How can today’s cities tackle the challenges they face as regards promoting health? How are they also dealing with city-dwellers’ wants and needs for cleaner, more breathable and healthier 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.

From the web

How digital technology influences lives in six major cities
Mobiles, connected sensors, data and social media have opened up new opportunities for smart cities to change everyone's life. Here are examples of what six major cities are doing.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf: “Innovation is about sharing”
The city of Oakland in San Francisco Bay has demonstrated its pioneering approach to tech innovation on a number of occasions, one example being the RecordTrac platform, which enables citizens to request online access to public documents.
07/24/2015 Cir Magazine
London’s economy at risk from extreme world weather
Evidence presented in a London Assembly Economy Committee report suggests that London’s businesses are ill-prepared for climate change risks, with 54% of FTSE 100 firms having no business adaptation strategy in place for climate change.
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.