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We inspire city leaders, technologists,
urban designers, architects and citizen-leaders to develop more efficient, resilient
 and sustainable future cities.

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  • Cities

    Developing better strategies for making urban spaces more efficient and resilient will be key for the creation of self-sufficient cities.

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  • Corporations

    Member corporations facilitate access to lower cost and greater choice in building and deploying data-smart city solutions.

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  • Academia

    The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed. Cities need a different approach on urban design and planning to create new scale-free solutions.

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  • Nonprofit organizations

    We work with leaders from business, government, academia but also global nonprofit organizations, civil society, the media and the arts.

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Every city faces its own particular opportunities and threats and its own set of strengths and weaknesses. Because of this, no city can simply copy any other city’s path into the future. The challenge is how to identify commonalities clearly enough to allow cities to decide whom to partner with, so that shared problems can be tackled together.

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Society members are responsible for the governance, management of operations, and for setting up the strategies of the City Protocol global community.

  • Dublin
  • Quito
  • Computation Institute – The University of Chicago
  • Dubai
  • Genova
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Amsterdam
  • GDF Suez

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News and events

  • New Recordings of the Summer Workshop now available!

    Thank you all for your participation in the last Track 2 and 3 sessions covering the topics of open sensor platforms and resiliance. It was great to share some insights and city experiences with you! Webex recordings are already available and we would like to share them with you: Thur. June 26: Kick-off City Transformation […]

  • Presentations Track 3: City Empowerment Transformation

    A series of working sessions spotlighting diverse experience on common topics, turning practice into protocol, and exploring the scaling potential of common data and Agreements.  Anticipated city empowerment and transformation topics include: public-private partnerships enabling action; water self-sufficiency; mobility and resilience. Thursday July 9 – Task Team: City Resilience and Safety Field Feedbacks on City […]

  • Presentations Track 2: Advancing Smart-City Infrastructures

    A series of working sessions advancing and shaping the Smart-City Infrastructures agenda. This Track will address select topics, such as open sensor platforms, open data, city dashboards, crossing city data silos and other CityOS topics. Wednesday, July 8 – Task Team: Open Sensor Platform OSP TAFT: Field Feedback Barcelona City, Jordi Cirera & Cristian Torres […]

  • Presentations Track 1: Applying City Foundations

    A series of working sessions regarding the application of City Anatomy , its evaluative Indicators and solution-enabling Ontology, and other City Foundations topics. Tuesday, July 7  – Feedback Welcome!  Feedback on Anatomy Indicators CPWD  Tuesday, July 28– Task Team:  Anatomy Indicators and Ontologies Applying City Foundations: Anatomy Indicators, Ontologies and More. Robert Rallo, Rovira i Virgili […]

  • Chicago_1.0

    This week! City Protocol July Focus Sessions beginning on Tuesday!

    Have not registered yet? Here is the information for the July Focus Sessions to be held this week. Join us! TRACK 1: Applying Foundations  Tuesday, July 7  – Feedback on Anatomy Indicators CPWD (note: not a meeting) The latest version of the City Protocol Agreement (CPA) Working Draft on City Anatomy Indicators will be released on […]

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Vicente Guallart, The Self-Suficient City.