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Content tagged with: Making cities smarter

Posted: 2013-12-05
Blog - Today more than half of the world population lives in cities, and the number will continue to escalate. But we still build cities on a model invented in the 50s and 60s.
Posted: 2013-12-04
Blog - 22 @Barcelona is a successful urban model for city transformation. The former industrial district in central Barcelona has been changed into a district with a well-functioning mixture of reinterprets old industry, knowledge-based societies, residential and leisure.
Posted: 2013-11-27
Blog - Barcelona is regarded as a role model for innovative urban planning and is recognized internationally for its successful transformation from an industrial city to one of Europe’s leading smart cities in relation to citizen involvement, environment friendly solutions, business development and innovation.
Posted: 2013-10-24
Blog - Co-creation in so-called ‘hackatons’ drives innovation in San Francisco. Experts talk about a new civic rights movement.
Posted: 2013-10-23
Blog - The IFHP travel squad reports from San Francisco: San Francisco’s parklets transform underused space in the streets into public space available for all to enjoy. The simple and low-cost design intervention has proven to be an innovative and practical concept for new urban parks. Since 2010, nearly 40 parklets have been installed in the streets of San Francisco and more are yet to come.
Posted: 2013-10-16
Blog - The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: To position itself as a city driven by technology and entrepreneurship, San Francisco opened its first office of civic innovation in the beginning of 2012. Promoting a focus on citizen engagement and data sharing, The Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) has set the scene for innovation offices spreading all over the US. In San Francisco, the accessibility to data has spurred citizen-oriented initiatives growing from the city’s numerous creative tech companies.
Posted: 2013-10-14
Blog - The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: The first Living Innovation Zone is to be launched October 29, 2013. A Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a designated area in the city where innovators can access and shape public space to demonstrate emerging solutions for public benefit. Even more important, it is a tool to make people interact with each other and the built environment.
Posted: 2013-10-04
Blog - San Francisco - ‘America’s center of planning innovation’ – is often referred to as a green, data-driven, people-centered and multicultural city with a high degree of ‘DIY urbanism’. How does this seemingly innovative approach affect housing and urban planning in the Bay Area? The IFHP Travel Squad will visit San Francisco in October to report on insights and best practice from The City by the Bay.
Posted: 2013-05-06
Event - 2-4 September 2013: Join the IFHP on a study tour to the green and vibrant city of Madrid. The focus of the study tour will be strategic planning, innovative housing and inclusive communities.
Posted: 2013-04-24
Event - There are still a few places left at the European Urban Summer School in Madrid from 8-15th September. Registration is possible until 14th July.

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