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Fablab Lisbon

Films - 08/20/2014

How can we foster urban regeneration using a “fablab”? La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory) highlights an initiative in Lisbon that encourages cooperation among the city’s various stakeholders: Fablab Lisboa.

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.


How to create value in cities, for cities?

Today, more than ever, economic dynamism resides in cities. More than 60% of the global GDP comes from the activity of only 600 cities in the world. And it’s not just megalopolises with millions of residents.


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.

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