On July 11, 2018, Paris, Toulouse, Barcelona, Helsinki, Belo Horizonte, Groningen, Brest, the Fab Foundation, the global Fab City Initiative, and private and public stakeholders signed the Fab City Manifesto at the first Fab City Summit in Paris. The 10 principles were developed in collaboration with members of the global Fab City Initiative
We take an integrated approach to environmental stewardship, working towards a zero-emission future while als preserving biodiversity, rebalancing the nutrient cycle, and sustaining natural resources.
We promote equitable and inclusive policy co-design, through the development of a Commons Approach, regardless of age, gender, income-levelsand capabilities.
We encourage global knowledge sharing between cities and territories in order to provide access to tools and solutions that could be adapted to local cultures and needs.
We engage with all stakeholders in decision making processes and empower citizens to take ownership of innovation and change making.
05 ECONOMIC GROWTH & EMPLOYMENT
We support sustainable urban economic growth by invest- ing in building the skills, infrastructure and policy frameworks needed for the 21st century,thanks to a thorough consider- ation of social and environmental externalities and the implementation of the polluter pays principle.
06 LOCALLY PRODUCTIVE
We support the efficient and shared use of all local available resources in a circular economy approach, to build a productive and vibrant city.
07 HUMAN CENTERED
We prioritize people and culture over technology so that the city can become a vibrant and resilient ecosystem. Autonomous vehicles, digital tools, artificial intelligence and robotic machines must be put at the service of the common good and human expectations.
We address urban issues in all their dimension and interdependencies to build sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities for everyone.
09 OPEN SOURCE PHILOSOPHY
We foster a Digital Commons Approach that adheres to open source principles and values open data, in order to stimulate innovation and develop shared solutions between cities and territories.
In order to meet the principles just outlined, we actively support the research, experimentation and deployment of innovation which includes but is not limited to: low impact supply chains; distributed production; renewable energy and smart grids; sustainable food and urban agriculture; recycling and reuse of materials, sustainable resource management for energy,food and materials.