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How to improve daily mobility ?

Films - 10/03/2014

Solutions for optimizing transport systems and making them more effective and comfortable for users have emerged all over the world. Zoom in South America in Mexico and Bogota and in Singapore.

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.

lestudio.pt

Innovate using data. What new services for cities and city dwellers?

Events - 03 December 2014

Second phase of the discussion series launched by La Fabrique de la Cité on urban data's potential for transforming cities. What new services have been created for city residents using urban data? What partnership models is this development based on? And how does it align with a global innovation strategy?

TUBÀ, Lyon

Works

"What tools can we use to optimise the city?" Lisbon Seminar Overview

While the challenges faced by cities become increasingly complex to resolve, they also have fewer and fewer resources with which to do so. This apparent paradox can however become an additional source of motivation and innovation. Optimising the use of local natural resources (water, energy and space), making optimum use of existing infrastructures (buildings, roads and networks) and extracting maximum value from constantly diminishing financial resources: these are the big challenges now faced by our cities

Focus

New forms of mobility in outlying urban areas

Public transport is often praised for its efficiency in the centre of major cities. But it can also be an appropriate solution for facilitating mobility in outlying urban areas. In any case, this was the conclusion arrived at in the study carried out by Carbone 4 for La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory).

From the web

01/19/2015 CE.org
2015 International CES Wrap-Up
The 2015 CES wrapped as the largest show in history with more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space featuring more than 3,600 exhibitors, including a record number of startups.
01/06/2015 MIT Technology Review
Hundreds of Portuguese Buses and Taxis Are Also Wi-Fi Routers
A massive mobile Wi-Fi network that could be a model for many cities was launched in the city of Porto, Portugal, this fall. Buses and taxis are equipped with routers that serve as mobile Wi-Fi hot spots for tens of thousands of riders. The routers also collect data from the vehicles—and from sensors on trash bins around the city—and relay it back to city offices to help with civic planning.
01/06/2015 SmartDataCollective.com
Data Quality Predictions for 2015
The champagne has been drunk, the mince pies are eaten and we’re packing away the Christmas baubles for another year. After a well-earned rest, thousands of businesses are returning to face the challenges that the New Year will bring to their business, and that means refocusing efforts on quality, usable data.
12/23/2014 bloomberg.org
Biochar-ging Ahead to Engage Citizens in Combating Climate Change
Stockholm, one of the five winning cities in the 2014 Mayors Challenge competition, will create a citywide program that activates citizens as front-line change agents to combat climate change. Together, the city and its residents will produce biochar, an organic substance that increases tree growth, sequesters carbon, and purifies storm water runoff. Stockholm Environmental Specialist Björn Embrén explains the crucial ingredient at the core of the idea and how the city will use the Mayors Challenge Prize to accomplish this ambitious goal.

Films

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.