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Thursday, July 6 • 09:00 - 13:00
Pentagrowth: a framework for cities as platforms LIMITED

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Urban participatory sensing is a socio-technical process in which citizens use lightweight and accessible sensor technologies to collectively monitor their environment by gathering and sharing data. Beyond its great potential to develop collaborative and open cities, most of the citizen sensing initiatives deployed have not been sustainable and scalable projects.

Based on the Pentagrowth model: the five levers of exponential growth, we have developed a framework that aids the orchestration of large-scale engagement to solve urban and citizen issues. Its aims is to promote citizen innovation for common good. We focus in the development and evolution of a co-created city commons that promotes the deployment of new or adapted technologies for daily environments. These city commons co-created by citizens can benefit to society as a whole as they enable the deployment of new solutions to local problems, the improvement of the existing infrastructures, the creation of a data economy and the development of new skills by its citizens. We have applied the framework in different contexts and issues throughout Europe (Bristol, Barcelona, Amsterdam among others) and collected valuable learning.

Who is this class for?

City authorities, Citizen groups, Open Hardware & Data communities, Corporations, startups, SMEs

What will you learn?
  • Understanding the five levers of exponential growth based of the observation of 50 fast growing organizations and how do they apply to cities.
  • A framework to design participatory urban issues problem-solving.
  • Understanding how a city commons can foster problem-solving and  entrepreneurship.
  • Real examples of application: learnings and outcomes.

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Javier Creus

Founder, Ideas for change
Javier Creus is the founder of Ideas for Change, a boutique consulting firm that designs high growth platform strategies for corporations, institutions and cities. .Javier is considered to be one of the primary strategists and thought leaders in collaborative economy, open and 2P... Read More →

Thursday July 6, 2017 09:00 - 13:00 CEST
Mairie de Pantin