In response to major urban challenges such as climate change and social exclusion, Paris has implemented a global strategy in order to be a more sustainable and resilient city. This strategy relies on a re-localisation of production units within the city, and on the support of projects with zero-kilometre and zero-waste approaches. The aim is to reach 50% autonomy in terms of agriculture, energy and manufacturing goods and services by 2054, and to share best practices with the global network of Fab Cities.
Thanks to digital technologies, it is now possible to define and make solutions for cities to be productive, sustainable and inclusive. Paris, following the Fab City principles and network, is now reinventing the relation between producing, consuming and living in order to improve the general quality of life and the preservation of natural resources. Since 2016, Paris has been member of the international network of Fab Cities and will host the Fab City Summit from 11th to 13th of July, 2018.