We design and pilot urban experiments for territorial stakeholders

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The problem with cities?

By 2030, about 60% of the global population will live in cities. At the current speed of urbanisation, we need to build 1 metro-Amsterdam every 2 weeks.
If we keep doing cities as we do them now, two out of three people will move to a slum, the combined annual cost of traffic gridlock in Europe and the US will exceed USD 290 billion, and climate change will devastate cities.

New urbanites per day
Cities account for 2% of the planet’s surface yet they…
  • 2% 2%
consume 78% of the world’s energy
  • 78% 78%
and emit 70% of the world’s CO2.
  • 70% 70%

What we do

Explicity is building a replicable methodology to implement scalable urban experiments that validate collaborative business models and foster private and public partnerships.

What we do

Explicity is building a replicable methodology to implement scalable urban experiments that validate collaborative business models and foster private and public partnerships.

Geoffrey West, on how to get cities right

Geoffrey West, on how to get cities right

We match scalable, collaborative solutions to innovation opportunities

Explicity uses algorithms to aggregate urban data, identify improvement opportunities in your city, and match relevant urban experimentations from our catalogue.

The first ingredient to our secret sauce are experiments designed to adapt to local constraints and scale organically. All our experimentations share three inherent principles:

Design

Thinking

We use the best practices from Design Thinking to create robust, innovative, user-centric solutions.

City

Science

Drawing from common-good theory, new economic geography, and urban sociology, we understand the complexity and the mechanics of urban change.

Lean

Startup

We use iterative protocols to maximise resource efficiency and consolidate pilot results as early as possible.

The second ingredient is a data-driven operating system to identify urban innovation opportunities and match to experimentations relevant to your local context.

We call it CityOS.

Let’s start something new
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We can provide an early diagnose and suggestions for experimentations very quickly. Use the form below to get in touch, and we will gladly help.
We can provide an early diagnose and suggestions for experimentations very quickly. Use the form below to get in touch, and we will gladly help.

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We are building good data science

At Explicity, we believe that good information about cities and what cities are doing is key to solving the urban challenge. Therefore, we are building a collaborative database of urban information sources and references.

Contact us at contact@explicity.co if you’d like to access and contribute to it.

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