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Urbanism

Places where we work, commute and reside, differ one from another and can never be the same. What interests the people in cities like Cairo is different from Beirut. What works for the citizens of Jeddah varies from Amsterdam.

Urban formation plays an essential role in our daily life and impacts the majority of our decisions and lifestyle. Should we take public transportation or buy a car? Live in the center or in the suburbs? Better work from home or go to the office?

Cultural, economic and physical regenerations have impacted most of the cities. Millennial requirements don’t match with what they inherited, yet many cities remain unable to keep up with the futuristic aspects the world is aiming for, and many are attached to the heritage their cities hold.

How can a city preserve its legacy and evolve at the same time? How will its evolution impact the quality of life there and elsewhere? How does mass migration affect the challenges for regional urban areas and the stability of societies?

Fanack explores the variations between urban areas. Together with urban specialists, we study the factors that made cities what they are today, going through various aspects including history, religion, culture, economy, resources, and more.
Fanack will offer a better understanding of the cities and the lifestyle they carry, away from assumptions and misbeliefs.

Fanack will give experts in the Urban innovation fields a voice on its website. Together with them, we will explore ideas and solutions to improve the quality of life and upward mobility of people in urban areas. 

Cities are different, people are different and so are solutions. So what does the future hold?