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Friday, July 7 • 16:20 - 17:30
Fab, resilient, circular or sharing cities: beyond buzzwords, what can networks of cities achieve?

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Virtual or physical, local or international, general or specific, networks are emerging as new forms of creative and productive organisations able to handle great stakes of our times.

They use the power of collective to focus on common goals and common good. Collaborative and connected, open and distributed, networked communities are committed to causes of common interest by involving various energies: citizens, experts, companies, local and national authorities, researchers…

What would be the role of networks in a society in transition and speeding up where traditional organisations seem sometimes unable to face great challenges.

***Villes expérimentales, résilientes, circulaires ou collaboratives : au-delà des mots qui font le buzz, que peuvent réaliser les réseaux de villes?***

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Domenico Di Siena

Co-Founder, CivicWIse
Domenico is a civic designer, consultant, and researcher who designs and develop process and tools to help communities and organizations collaborate and learn for social good. | Within CivicWise community he is promoting projects like Civic Innovation School and Civic Factory

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Olivia Armenta

Associate Director, City Relationships, 100 Resilient Cities
Olivia Armenta brings a rich experience working with municipal, state, and federal governments. Olivia has worked extensively in Latin America with the Inter-American Development Bank and various NGOs. Her work has included project development and implementation of infrastructure... Read More →
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Samantha van den Bos

Social Business Developer Global, The Art of Sharing
Samantha van den Bos is a Sharing City Connector and the co-founder of the Art of Sharing in the Netherlands. An urban lab, a think and do thank, which makes the sharing economy tangible and accessible by taking action on a hyper-local level and translates lessons learned into g... Read More →
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Tomas Diez

Director, Fab City
Tomas Diez is the director of Fab Lab Barcelona. His research focuses on the emergence of communities that manufacture goods locally with digital tools. He further explores how these new models of production transform our cities and the way citizens live, consume and relate to ea... Read More →
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Maja Johannessen

Gov. & Cities Programme Associate, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Maja Johannessen works in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Governments and Cities team where she coordinates the Foundations policy work as well as supporting governmental members of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme in driving circular economy initiatives. In connection to this Maja also manages... Read More →

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