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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.

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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.

What is the role for cities in the energy transition ?

Events - 30 January 2014

With the increase in world population, urbanization and energy requirements… how can cities contribute to halting energy demands, energy that is still primarily fossil fuel-based? What is the role of cities in energy transition ?

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Works

The impact of Urban Data on daily mobility

La Fabrique de la Cité wanted to explore these Urban Data issues by assigning a study mission to Sciences-Po with a special focus on the subject of mobility. This memorandum throws much light on public and private Urban Data stakeholders and the prospects offered by the opening up, crossing, and sharing of mobility data.

Focus

Lisbon: invest in regeneration

From 2 to 4 July, La Fabrique de la Cité/The City Factory held an international seminar in Lisbon. On the agenda was the issue of optimisation or how to regenerate and transform a city in spite of its financial, social and environmental constraints.

Seen on the web

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05/13/2014 thisbigcity
São Paulo Transforms Parklets into Public Policy
The Parklets topic has showed up here at This Big City in the past and it is one of the most popular urban interventions we’ve featured on the site. A temporary parklets experiment took place in parts of São Paulo last year during Environment Week, with the initiative gaining media coverage as well as being widely applauded by citizens.
05/07/2014 Thecityfix.com
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04/29/2014 Govtech.com
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04/29/2014 LSE Cities
Configuring Light/ Staging the Social
Light is a material through which we organise social space; it is the infrastructure of everyday life, entering into the ways in which social life and interaction is staged and enacted in specific social worlds.

Films

Philipp Rode Speech - What is the role for cities in the energy transition ?

Following the invitation by La Fabrique de la Cité, Philipp Rode, Executive Director LSE Cities, presents the results of the L.SE. Cities Study "Going Green : How Cities are leading the next economy"(LSE Cities-ICLEI-Global Green Growth Institute, 2013).