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Friday, July 13

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Fab Cities Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Youka WATANABE, FabLab Kamakura
Fab City from Japan

To achieve the concept of Fab City, the city of Kamakura has been aiming to be a world-class sustainable city, and has been using local resources for city development in Japan. By participating in this global network as a city aiming to be a Fab City, henceforth the citizens, nonprofit organizations, educational institutes, companies, and government agencies will continue to work together to promote activities that will make Kamakura an even better place.

Abhijeet KHANDAGALE , Tata Trusts / Govt of India (MDWS)
Making Sustainable Cities

Smart City developments are causing many technologies and solutions to integrate with convergence seen across with many resource areas including energy, water, sanitation, and other essential services. The public sector tries to deliver better services through fewer resources while businesses and citizens demand more.

This has driven governments to focus on building smarter and more sustainable cities, which are powered by technologies that can enable them. As makers, how can we as a community add value to the process of making the future cities more sustainable?

Tsewang LHUNDUO, Fablab Bhutan
Gross local happiness

While Bhutan’s small size makes it difficult to attract foreign companies, it´s fertile ground for homegrown innovation. Over last three years we have gone all the way through this Fabcity Bhutan development journey laid out by Fabcity Bhutan team, the policy advocacy and technical inputs have been accompanied with intensive discussions at all levels from Prime Minister of Bhutan to farmers and school children’s to promote development pathways based on how the new digital technologies enable ordinary Bhutanese citizens to organize their mutual interactions so that they can develop their own social innovations. The establishment of flagship Fabrication laboratory of Bhutan (Fablab Bhutan) in 2017 is one such important milestones.

Frederick AJJOUB, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) , Architect / Urbanist (specialized in smart cities)
How to guide Beirut to become a Fab City?

I am now preparing a teaching program to introduce the students to the new recycling and ecology era by workshops and lectures for Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) for the Architecture/Interior architecture/Urbanism program. Our laboratory site will be Lebanon.
Since it is now in a great need of this, this is the perfect timing for this program: Beirut City project. How to guide it to become a Fab City? How to transform it as a Smart Recycling City. Make the city locally productive, globally connected and self-sufficient. The Goal will be transparency and awareness. Our Focus will be the technology and Data/Information.

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Frederick AJJOUB

Architect / Urbanist (specialized in smart cities), Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)
How to guide Beirut to become a Fab City? I am a qualified architect with 2 year’s experience. I graduated with a Masters in City and Technology, specialized in smart cities from IAAC in Barcelona. After working on several megaprojects in the MENA region in collaboration with large... Read More →
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Fablab Bhutan
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Founder, Uberslashies.io
Allan Rodrigues is at the confluence of design, interdisciplinary learning, social impact andinnovation. His role as strategist, catalyst and collaborator interfaces him with both localand international innovators. He is creating an ecosystem of co-creation and innovation in India... Read More →
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FabLab Kamakura

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Carrefour numérique² - AGORA

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Oakland is a Fab City!
Limited Capacity seats available

The City of Oakland, California has taken the Fab City pledge in 2018. We bring with us unique assets which will be offered to the Fab City community. We also bring challenges that we believe must be addressed by our collaboration. - Jose Corona, Director of Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, will lead this conversation - Cynthia Correia of Laney Community College will represent Laney College Fab Lab. This lab is a key partner in the formation of Oakland Fab City working group, and a regional Fab Lab hub. - Sal Bednarz of Elevator Works will discuss entrepreneurship and small business as relates to Fab Labs and Fab City - Other delegation members TBD Oakland includes several Fab Labs, most of which are in education. Outside this Fab Lab membership, there are several affiliated or related facilities which, though not Fab Labs, are part of our local and regional community. These facilities span R&D,  hacker communities, artist collectives, and more. Our delegation represents City government, local education, entrepreneurship, and other sectors (members will be finalized by end of June). We will share our excitement to be part of this commitment and network, and ask for resources and partnerships which create mutual benefit within the Fab City community.

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Director, Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

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CEO & co-founder, Elevator Works
Industrial coworking and incubator space, in a formerly heavy industrial neighborhood surrounded by a longtime African-American community with concentrated poverty. We will be a working site for Fab City initiatives here in Oakland, and are applying to join the Fab Lab network. Elevator... Read More →
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Laney Community College
Cynthia Correia graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Art. She is an accomplished furniture and lighting designer.  After graduation she intended to become an art professor but her path was diverted by an interest in home design and building.  Cynthia worked as... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - TERRASSE