Until cities produce (almost) everything they consume.
Can cities produce everything they consume by 2054?
In 2014, Barcelona challenged all cities to produce what they consume by 2054. The call to action has grown into a sustainable cities network focused on the digital transition, localisation, and regenerative economy.
Members get access to knowledge exchange, network events, research opportunities, and engagement with like-minded cities across the globe. They meet once a year at the Fab City Summit, where new cities also join the Network.
Meet our Network
The first Fab City, with more than 15 years of action research at Fab Lab Barcelona, and the support of many other local organizations.
Amsterdam promotes decentralized manufacturing and empowers citizens to build a circular economy.
The region implements more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive processes for the industry of the future.
Monday 17 October, the Governor of Bali, Dr. Ir. I Wayan Koster, M.M. declared Bali the world’s First “Fab Island”.
The region is rooted in a strong legacy of regional collaboration supporting a sustainable transition.
BH is a city keen on traditions such as gastronomy which makes it develop green spaces in a productive and technological way.
Thimphu is the political and economic center of Bhutan with an agricultural base that contributes 45% of the country's GNP.
For 20 years, the city of Brest is known for its active public action to encourage and support digital knowledge for everyone.
Cambridge pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2015.
The first Brazilian Fab City, it became world-famous for the implementation of the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system.
Detroit pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2015.
Ekurhuleni pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2016.
Georgia pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2015.
The Valle de la Mentefactura strategy of IDEA GTO seeks to enhance the innovation capabilities of the Guanajuato region.
An innovative and leading trade center. It aims at providing digital and physical infrastructure, which shall be governed as commons.
The political center of medieval Japan, modern-day Kamakura houses many IT companies and businesses.
With the young energetic workforce and strong support from the government, Kerala aims to become a Digital society.
Linz has actively pursued a sustainable approach since its transformation from an industrial steel city to a city of digital arts.
The uniqueness of Ljubljana’s circular transition lies in its open, strategic, and concrete development projects.
Mexico City pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2018.
Montpellier pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2021.
The 46 measures in the Climate Plan will set Montréal on the path to being a resilient, inclusive, and carbon-neutral city.
Oakland pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2018.
Paris, and its region, are charged with an industrial and artisanal tradition and a very strong potential for a Fab City strategy.
Bangka Tengah, Indonesia joined the Fab City Network in 2022, during the Bali Fab Fest.
Plymouth builds green, digital, and creative enterprises on a history of the maritime industry. the city has all the means for self-sufficiency.
Recife is forming active citizens committed to self-sustaining urban solutions that are connected with the digital revolution.
A model based on a local network of 20 FabLabs linked to the local challenges. This ecosystem is connected to public policy.
Sacramento pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2015.
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2016.
São Paolo pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2019.
Seoul has been making diverse efforts to resolve urban issues, improving the living conditions of the community.
Shenzhen pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2016.
Somerville pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2015.
The city is reinventing its local mode of production, with the creation of collaborative production spaces to become more intelligent and sustainable.
The future developments of the province support sustainable bioregional developments and leverage local resources.
Toulouse pledged to produce what they consume by 2054 and joined the Fab City Network in 2016.
Valence is often referred to as "the gateway to the South". Capital of regional start-ups, it offers new value creation around the environmental, social, and territorial impact.
A rural research village that empowers local citizens and democratization processes. It is built as a 3D model and a digital twin to test what is sustainable for a complete society.
Velsen (Fab City Nature)
FabCityNature is an experimental playground for a sustainable future and the everyday life of tomorrow.
A pole of contemporary investment and development that merges cultural wealth with the future.
Zadar is where the modern and the ancient collide in happy confusion to create one of Dalmatia's most dynamic and exciting towns.
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We welcome new cities to the Network at the annual Fab City Summit and work side-by-side with Network members throughout the year to develop local strategies to implement the Fab City Strategic Action Plan. The Network shares working practices and knowledge as well as a deep alignment of purpose and culture.
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Fab City Network Grows to 49 Members in Bali
Bali was declared the world’s First “Fab Island” by its Governor.