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

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    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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    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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    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.

  • Computation Institute – The University of Chicago
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  • Schneider Electric
  • Dubai
  • GDF Suez
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  • Amsterdam

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News and events

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    US Administration Announces New “Smart Cities” Initiative to Tackle Local Challenges and Improve City Services

    Today, the Administration is announcing a new “Smart Cities” Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery […]

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    “Foundation Ontology for the City Anatomy” now available for public review

    The “Foundation Ontology for the City Anatomy”, developed by Task Team – DICI “Data Interoperability and City Indicators” has been published. The CAO (City Anatomy Ontology) aims to be a foundation (i.e., upper level) ontology that will contribute to the semantic interoperability of domain-specific ontologies that will be developed by individual task teams within the […]

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    “Livable Districts” – The latest City Protocol Contribution now available

      The CP Contribution on the topic of Livable Districts is now going to public review! This working draft represents an important move forward in our effort to identify areas of specific interest to cities that also have relevance to our work. We look forward to your comments and input as this document moves from […]

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    Anatomy Indicators Agreement now available for Public Review!

    This document establishes definitions and methodologies that identify a minimum set of city data, from available city data catalogs, suitable for measuring city functions according to the structure of the City Anatomy. A Public Review period has started, which will end on Tuesday 1st of September. During this period, cities and experts are encouraged to collaborate […]

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    Summer Global Workshop Report

    THANK YOU to all +275 attendants who joined us for Global Summer Workshops with City Protocol! Thank you for the loaded-with-information Kickoff and Focus Sessions; for showing up with your important work; and for your willingness to do more of it. Thank you also to all who joined us for this wide-ranging summer series – […]

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