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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.

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  • Dubai
  • Genova
  • Dublin
  • Microsoft
  • Quito
  • Computation Institute – The University of Chicago
  • GDF Suez

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News and events

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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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    Participation of City Protocol in Smart City InFocus 2015: Yinchuan, China

    In partnership with the City of Yinchuan and ZTESoft, TM Forum Smart City InFocus 2015 brings together leading experts from around the world to accelerate the adoption of smart city standards and best practices. The smart city industry is growing rapidly – to an estimated 400 billion USD by 2020 – and has far-reaching impacts […]

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    New Recordings of the Summer Workshop now available!

    Thank you all for your participation in Global Summer Workshops with City Protocol!  It was great to share progress, insights and city experiences with you, and to shape together the future of City Protocol Agreements and Contributions. Informal Webex recordings of these Working Sessions are available, and we share them with you, below. You can find […]

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