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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.

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?

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"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


Innovating with urban data: the examples of Lisbon and Lyon

In the question of urban data, there are as many cities as models. Indeed, taking account of their particular historic, demographic and urban development context, all the cities at the cutting edge of the data field in Europe (Helsinki, Berlin, Barcelona, Bordeaux and Rennes) have implemented their own original strategy. So, what is urban data's potential for new urban services creation? Zoom on the innovative data processing initiatives of two cities, Lisbon and Lyon, whose representatives presented their work on Wednesday, December 3d at NUMA in Paris, during a La Fabrique de la Cité breakfast meeting.

From the web

12/08/2014 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation
Announcing the next round of resilient cities
100 Resilient Cities announces the 100 cities who have demonstrated a commitment to building their own capacities to navigate the shocks and stresses of an increasingly complex 21st Century.
11/25/2014 Ericsson
A Tale of (Many) Cities
Ericsson, in collaboration with MIT SENSEable City lab is now announcing a publicly available tool to generate insights on an unprecedented source of data generated from mobile networks. The tool is called Many Cities.
11/18/2014 Next City
From Boston to Melbourne, Cities Will Continue to Lead on Climate Change Resilience
When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, it seems that Michael Bloomberg’s favorite adage holds true: Cities act, nations talk. Cities, many facing direct threats from sea level rise, must try to balance competing priorities, protect constituents, convince skeptics and drive action. In this spirit, the mayor’s roundtable last week at Boston University’s Initiative on Cities convened to talk about the unique opportunities and challenges of leading from the urban level when it comes to resilience.


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.