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The C2City Knowledge Center is led by experts engaged in developing a diverse set of tools and materials, culminating in a knowledge portfolio that supports the set-up of a full-blown Education City.  These materials explore the theoretical, pedagogical, economic, organizational, and ethical facets of the Education City concept.

Proposal: Mapping, Vision, Future Image and Implementation Plan

First steps in the Education City journey

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"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step"

- Mao Tse-tung 

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

For this concept to be realized, the courageous initiative of mayors is required, 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.

[1] For all intents and purposes, the term city is used throughout the paper, although it can refer to any local entity, such as a village, town, city and region.

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