Building better cities together

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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Supported by world leading companies and institutions

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

  • Genova
  • Schneider Electric
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Computation Institute – The University of Chicago
  • Microsoft
  • Quito
  • Amsterdam
  • Barcelona

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News and events

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    Microsoft announces that it will support City Innovation by developing a “sandbox” following the City Anatomy and Livability protocols proposed by the City Protocol Society

    The City Protocol Society Collaboration Standards are adopted by Global Corporations. Microsoft has moved one step further by announcing at the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona that pledges its support to help develop and establish an Open Platform for City Anatomy & Livability development to help the CPS membership, city government, civil society, small business […]

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    City Protocol completes the Four foundational Collaboration Standards to common city challenges

    Congratulations! The Task Force of the City Protocol Society completes successfully and publishes the four foundational Collaboration Standards to promote solutions to common city challenges. Check them out now: City Anatomy City Anatomy Indicators City Anatomy Ontology (Find the ontologies here) Final public review Livable Districts

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    How standards will enable more citizen-centred smart city solutions

    City Protocol is participating Cities Standards Institute Annual Summit: How standards will enable more citizen-centred smart city solutions, on 4 November from  at the Urban Innovation Centre, One Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0BE. The Cities Standards Institute is now scaling internationally. The event will include presentations from two smart city gurus: Giorgio Prister President of Major Cities of Europe Organization and IT Users […]

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    City Protocol Participation in Smart Cities Brazil

        City Protocol Society announced their participation in the Smart Cities Brazil event that will take place next November 26-27, 2015 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Both organizations partnered and will collaborate in new city initiatives next 2016. The CPS agenda will focus on case studies implemented within the City Anatomy framework and lessons […]

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    City Protocol in ANSSC Webinar on ISO Strategic Advisory Group on Smart Cities

    Dave Welsh from Microsoft’s Corporate Standards Office, Member of  City Protocol and one of the U.S experts on the ISO TMB on smart cities participated as a guest speaker in the webinar ANSSC Webinar on ISO Strategic Advisory Group on Smart Cities to talk about smart cities landscape and most relevant aspects to ISO, their work and […]

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