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The Journey to C2City

C2City is a transformation process guided by the concrete needs of the city and its members as well as clear goals. It begins with strategic mapping and continues with the co-creation of a vision, a desired image of the future, a strategy to promote this Future Image, and a practical plan of action.

Five Stage Journey

C2City's five stage urban transformation process.

 



























Though presented as linear, this process is quite spiral. It involves leadership, courage, curiosity, learning, exploration and real action.

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A Bird's Eye View of the Process

Kick-starting: Aligning expectations and commitments through an intake process. A leading team consisting of local stakeholders and Education City experts, strategists, and facilitators embarks on the journey. 

Mapping: In-depth exploring and discovering the current local narrative, challenges, opportunities, strength and growth areas, as well as existing and emerging urban, community, and educational assets. 

Visioning and Futurizing: Co-creating a vision of the desired future- we call it the “Future Image."

Planning: Translating the Future Image into an operative work program with multiple stages.

Realizing: Prototyping, piloting, and refining the program(s), followed by full-scale implementation in the different city spheres. 

Invitation

“A good future image – is one that comes to pass” 

An Education City is not an abstract idea – it is a worldview, yet also a combination of requirements, addressing the concrete needs of the city and its members, a series of opportunities to promote the city and its members, several “engines” that drive the urban evolution, and clear goals.

For this concept to be realized, the courageous initiative of mayors is needed, as well as a systematic process that begins with mapping relevant aspects and continues with the co-creation of a vision, a desired image of the future, a strategy to promote this Future Image, and a practical plan of action. The journey, from the conceptual stage to its realization and achieving its inherent benefits, is exciting, and requires professional, systematic and determined planning and execution.

We invite you to embark upon this journey.

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