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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.

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.

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Boston Focus

Boston is home to some of the most prestigious universities among the US, MIT and Harvard, is recognized as one of largest innovation cluster in the world. Pioneer in the field of digital uses in urbanism, the city is now trying to answer with the same creativity to its resilience issues. Strongly impacted by the sea level rise and designated as the most segregated city in the United States, Boston has to reinvent itself in order to maintain its dynamism. The city is an ideal environment for the international seminar of La Fabrique de la Cité in 2016 which focused on new urban trends

 

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Public Spaces #DataCity #AMS

How can urban data be used to reinvent public spaces? How can public spaces be redesigned in response to the needs of citizens? These were the questions explored this past 23 June by the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) and La Fabrique de la Cité (partners since March 2016), at a “Public Urban Squares” workshop in Amsterdam’s FabCity.The workshop specifically examined the examples of Paris’ Place de la Nation and Amsterdam’s Weteringcircuit.

Workshop

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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Data to improve cities : Boston

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO of the City of Boston and David Block-Schachter, CTO at the MBTA, discuss the opportunities offered by Big Data through pioneering experiments implemented by the city of Boston. Predictive analysis, policy-making based on citizen demands, and flexibility of the transport network are all areas in which Boston was able to create pioneering applications such as CityScore or Bos311. But data is most importantly an opportunity for public actors to test innovative policies over short time scales. However, data collection also presents new security and privacy challenges.

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.