Fab City Global Initiative unfolds through the activities of three main pillars that together contribute to the achievement of our mission: the Foundation, the Network of cities, and the Collective of experts.
What is this guide for?
This article may come in handy as you begin to explore our resources and become an expert on the Fab City system and all its content satellites.
What is Fab City’s purpose?
Our mission is the achievement of a globally connected production. Materials stay within accepted distances in cities and regions, information travels on how things are made. This recipe is called ‘Products In Trash Out’ (PITO) to ‘Data In Data Out’ (DIDO).
We present this new socioeconomic model in the Whitepaper, a resource that details how Fab City enables a fair and equitable transition towards a regenerative, resilient, and socially inclusive global system.
🔗 Read about PITO to DIDO in the Whitepaper.
What do we want to achieve in the future?
Our vision consists of enabling a fair and equitable transition towards a regenerative, resilient, and socially inclusive economy and global system.
We elaborate on our vision in the Whitepaper, a resource that discusses the context in which the Fab City challenge unfolds.
🔗 Read the Whitepaper.
What principles and ethics guide Fab City’s work?
We believe that a fair and equitable transition towards a regenerative, resilient, and socially inclusive economy and global system needs to be based on solid values, shared by a global community.
You can learn more about them in the Manifesto, a resource that presents the ten values and principles that the Fab City Global Initiative commits to implement in order to achieve its vision.
🔗 Read the Manifesto.
What practical actions do we undertake to achieve our mission and vision?
We adopt a Full Stack strategy that can unpack the major challenge of Fab City into smaller parts. The Fab City Full Stack aims to provide the members of our Network with an operation plan that can translate the PITO paradigm into a new DIDO paradigm. You can explore the different layers of this framework in the Handbook, a toolkit for Fab CIties that is constantly updated to reflect the currency of the Fab City roadmap.
🔗 Read about the Fab City Full Stack in the Handbook.
The principles and values that underpin the Fab City Global Initiative. To become a Fab City, cities must commit themselves to these principles towards locally productive and globally connected cities.
Fab City: Building a just and equitable transition to locally productive, resilient and regenerative systems.