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2016

  • The role of local businesses in the organisation of merchandise flows

    10/03/2016 - Feeding & Fueling the City - Three scenarios to reinvent urban logistics

    According to Jérôme Libeskind, stores will gradually become local logistics micro-spaces and take an essential role in logistics chains as relay points, transport nodes, storage areas or consolidation centers.

  • Regulating the urban logistics market

    10/03/2016 - Feeding & Fueling the City - Three scenarios to reinvent urban logistics

    The logistics market is a market that works and the service provided is generally much better than in passenger transport. Nevertheless this market works with defects incompatible with a more virtuous vision of the city. Laetitia Dablanc proposes avenues of reflection to overcome these shortcomings.

  • New mobility and infrastructure trends in cities.

    09/09/2016 - New urban trends

    Autonomous vehicles, drones and new communication methods that we are using are all having a role in transforming public space and the way we move around the city. Modern citizens want to get away from car-centric lifestyles, they are looking to live closer to city-centre in order to have easy and convenient access to the employment market. Thanks to the various urban data collected by the City of Boston, the Mayor and his teams are able to come up with innovative solutions to this new challenge around mobility.

  • Data to improve cities : Boston

    06/07/2016 - New urban trends

    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.

  • Who are the new urban game changers?

    06/07/2016 - New urban trends

    The democratization of new technologies has revolutionized the balance between urban actors. The examples of Boston and mobile app Bos:311 show how digital technologies allow for greater civil society involvement and for a move from a top-down approach to a city with a multitude of bottom-up approaches. Beyond these new opportunities for a more participatory city, new technologies also raise new challenges for public authorities, which must learn to adapt to a rapidly-changing world.

  • How can we build a resilient city?

    06/07/2016 - New urban trends

    As a port on the Eastern seaboard, Boston is particularly exposed to anticipate global warming and rising sea levels. Although not affected by Hurricane Sandy, the city is well aware of the risks at hand, and has chosen to make resilience one of its priorities. In this film, Senior Waterfront Planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority Chris Busch discusses the city’s various responses. Consultation with local stakeholders and modular buildings are just some of the projects implemented by the city in order to live with, rather than against, water.

  • The Roxbury Innovation Center, a Bostonian game-changer

    06/07/2016 - New urban trends

    Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood is home to a paradox, at once the setting of an emerging, innovative startup ecosystem, and the district with the highest unemployment rate in the city. Roxbury’s residents originate from the various waves of immigration experienced by Boston, fostering cultural diversity. However, both the high unemployment rates and the recent gentrification of the area are driving away the local population. Alessandra Brown, director of the Roxbury Innovation Center, tells us about her work to develop entrepreneurship in Roxbury and support local businesses.

  • "If I were mayor" - Millennials movie.

    01/29/2016 - Nancy, Amsterdam, Helsinki : How to optimize city with data?

    Millennials, 18-30 years old, play the game « if I were mayor » and express their expectations and projects for their own city, which should be greener and more connected.

  • Nancy urban data talks.

    01/29/2016 - Nancy, Amsterdam, Helsinki : How to optimize city with data?

    Marieke Schenk (Amsterdam), Timo Cantell (Helsinki) and Laurent Dupont (Lab Fab Nancy) explain to us threw their personal experiences different opportunities provided by the Big Data in the management of urban activities whether it is for public service or energy management.

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  • New technologies designed to serve mobility or vice versa ? Focus on Nice - Only available in French.

    11/24/2011 - New technologies designed to serve mobility or vice versa?

    La Fabrique de la Cité has considered new technologies designed to serve mobility and vice versa at a meeting in Nice on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Only available in French.

  • Survey on public spaces

    05/04/2011 - What is the place for public spaces in the city of the future?

    As part of the Barcelona seminar, OpinionWay realised a poll for The City Factory. 4,000 Europeans from the cities of London, Paris, Barcelona and Hamburg were asked to share their vision of the public space (their perception, their expectations, their opinion of what the governance of public spaces should be,...).

  • Public spaces questions of scale

    05/04/2011 - What is the place for public spaces in the city of the future?

    Marcus Zepf tells us about the keys to envisage the governance of the public space. It should be thought regarding the experience of several stakeholders : the inhabitant, the researcher, the elected representative, the urban planner,...

  • Public spaces, social issues

    05/04/2011 - What is the place for public spaces in the city of the future?

    Public spaces are seen as places of meeting, gathering, communication. Social aspects are therefore important issues when it comes to forecast their creation, their redevelopment, their rehabilitation.

  • Publics spaces designing contours

    05/04/2011 - What is the place for public spaces in the city of the future?

    What shape should public spaces have? What aspects of these spaces should be singled out (socialization, utility of the amenities,...)? Cynthia Nikitin, Thomas Melin, Philippe de Longevialle and Georges Amar try to answer this question...

  • Barcelona: Public spaces amended

    05/04/2011 - What is the place for public spaces in the city of the future?

    These past few years, the city planning regarding public spaces has been one of the Barcelona City Hall's priorities. Carles Llop, architect and urban planner, and Oriol Clos, Chief architect of the City of Barcelona, introduce us to its major stages.

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