To what extent does culture play a role in urban development? And how do you get citizens involved? These are the questions The City Factory plans to raise at the seminar in Marseille on April 12. An opportunity to examine how artistic communities, heritage, urban cultures, major equipment and cultural events can be vehicles for urban renewal and appeal.
The City Factory, one of whose fundamental principles is to bring international attention to major urban issues, mandated PwC to produce a study [to download] on the business models used recently to build or renovate a number of major rail stations. The findings of the study were presented by Richard Abadie, Global Infrastructure Leader at PwC, at a breakfast meeting held by The City Factory on March 12, 2013.
How do we involve city residents’ in cities’ energy transition?
The WSC Partner City Meeting was held in Amsterdam from February 14 to 16, 2013 as part of the World Smart Capital initiative. The Meeting focused on the issue of involving citizens in projects designed to foster an energy transition. It also provides an opportunity for the City Factory to review innovative initiatives in this area.
For his international seminar in Amsterdam about "building a shared city : how to engage citizens",The City Factrory has done a movie to explain how Amsterdam has a long and rich history of collective actions as a way of solving collective problems.