Fab City Global Initiative challenges the current industrial paradigm of Product-in Trash-out, by advocating for the return of manufacture to cities supported by a Data-in Data-out urban model. It comprises a network of 28 cities, a core team of collective members and is governed by a foundation, all working to change the urban paradigm of yesterday, and make the cities of tomorrow.
We believe sustainability and livability depend on collective action and co-designed solutions which benefit the planet and the future of humanity. We manifest our values and vision as a community of practice through ten guiding principles, ‘The Fab City Manifesto.
Core to the initiative is a network of cities, regions and countries that have pledged to work towards producing everything they consume by 2054. Citizens, FabLabs and City officials collaborate locally to implement new urban models through interventions in governance and policy.