In a Fab City, citizens are empowered to be the masters of their own destiny, their resilience is increased and a more ecological system is developed because movement of materials and energy consumption is drastically reduced. The Fab City has been initiated by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and the Fab Foundation; it operates within the Fab Lab network, using it as a global infrastructure and knowledge source for the radical transformation on how we work, live and play in cities.
The Fab City project is launched by the Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, the Fab Foundation and the Barcelona City Council.
Barcelona launches officially the FAB City project
Mayor Trias commit to the 40 year challenge
The first public network of Fab Labs in a city is launched
The Fab City becomes a global initiative
The cities of Boston, Ekurhuleni, Cambridge, Shenzhen, Somerville join
The state of Kerala (India) joins
The country of Georgia joins
Europe by People: The Netherlands host the presidency of the European Union
The first Fab City experts summit in Amsterdam
The City of Amsterdam commits to the Fab City global initiative
12th International Fab Lab Conference
Cities joining the Fab City global initiative: Detroit, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Bhutan, Occitanie, Sacramento, Toulouse.
Cities produce everything they consume
A global repository of open source designs for city solutions
Materials are source locally through recycling and digital materials
Local leaders in city making policy and strategies to support local ecosystems and global collaborations.
Fab Lab leaders developing projects and solutions, training trainers and policy makers to think and act in the cities of the future.
Jedis on new technology development such as the Blockchain, distributed archiving, online platforms, and better tools for alls.