Amsterdam joins the Fab City iniciative

by Maria Ustarroz     Posted on May 12, 2016

The first Fab City Summit took place last April 20th with an Expert Meeting  followed by a Public Dialogue. The experts worked in the Fab City manifesto in Amsterdam Makerversity and Fab City Campus, and showed some of the conclusions at Park Huis de Zwiger.

A worldwide network is working out the concept of locally productive and globally connected cities: a Fab City. Fab City is a new urban model for self-sufficient cities in which citizens are empowered. To become a Fab City requires having a more precise knowledge of the way cities work.

The answer is: yes! Finally, Amsterdam joined the Fab City pledge, so today there's nine cities that joined this global iniciative: Barcelona, Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Ekurhuleni, Kerala, Georgia, Shenzhen and Amsterdam.

From left to right: Tomas Diez, Director of Fab City Research Lab and Fab Lab Barcelona; Marleen Stikker, Director and Co-founder of Waag Society; Frank Kresin, Research Director at Waag Society, Kajsa Ollongren, Amsterdam Alderman of Economic Affairs; Egbert Fransen, Director of Pakhuis de Zwijger and Vicente Guallart, IAAC co-founder.