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Innovation in Europe’s Cities

This work sets out the context for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ European Mayors Challenge. It gives an overview of the themes facing European cities today and provides an independent analysis of the 155 submissions to the award and a detailed review of the winning proposals. It concludes by offering lessons that can be drawn from the Challenge, worldwide.

August 9, 2017 Visit Site
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Fab City Prototypes

This article is the extract of the proposal submitted by the Fab City global initiative to the European Commission call for Circular Economy large scale demonstrators. Though the proposal did not advance, its ideas are timely and contribute to the burgeoning shift towards an inclusive and impactful Circular Economy.

July 28, 2017 Visit Site
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Fab City Blog

A collection of news, stories and ideas contributed by members of the Fab City global initiative.

July 25, 2017 Visit Site
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Data and the City

This report explores the role of city data infrastructures in advancing progress around a range of societal issues – from basic needs (e.g. housing) to governance systems to environmental degradation. The paper is based on six case studies looking at civil society participation around data infrastructures in cities around the world.

February 27, 2017 Visit Site
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La ville intelligente n’aime pas les pauvres !

This article presents a critique of the technology-driven “Smart City” rhetoric being used by many city governments. While the term isn’t inherently exclusionary, it can easily be used to justify top-down data collection that serves to control the users and uses of urban spaces. The authors suggest that truly smart cities conceive citizens as producers,…

February 26, 2017 Visit Site
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Cities – C2 Montréal

C2 Montréal has announced that the theme for their 6th annual international business conference is Ecosystems. Leading up to the May 2017 event, they`re sharing a host of resources that delve into the ideas of cities as places of collision, but also as living organisms, exploring intertwined notions of architecture, transport, population, and public squares.

February 23, 2017 Visit Site
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Future Cities Catapult

The London, UK-based Future Cities Catapult’s mission is to advance urban innovation, to grow UK companies, and to make cities better. They do this by bringing together businesses, universities and city leaders, and offering world-class facilities and expertise to support the development of new products and services.

January 29, 2017 Visit Site
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What Works Cities

Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents. It is designed to support Mayors and city leaders to advance the effectiveness of their governments.

January 4, 2017 Visit Site
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CitizenLab

CitizenLab helps governments become more citizen-centric, through user-friendly cloud-based software, insightful data analytics, and focus on mobile platforms – allowing for deeper citizen engagement and co-created city spaces. This ready-to-use, yet fully customisable city platform is currently available in 20+ languages.

January 4, 2017 Visit Site
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Open & Agile Smart Cities

The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC) is a growing city-driven, non-profit organisation whose mandate is to create a Smart City market. OASC kickstarts the use of a shared set of methods to develop systems and make them inter-operable across a single city as well as between multiple cities.

January 4, 2017 Visit Site