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What is an Education City?

The C2City concept revolves around collaboration with cities and localities who believe in taking responsibility for the education of all their members throughout their entire lives. Using the C2City model, program, and methods, we guide cities in their journey towards realizing the transformative ideas of Education City. 

C2City Color Fan

"Painting is a mosaic of colors weaved into a seamless whole" 

- Igor Babailov

A brief, fun, and insightful introduction to the art of mixing colors.

✿ What is an Education City?

✿ City spheres and colors

✿ City stories

✿ Transformation


The Three (Four) Teachers

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What is an Education City?

An Education City sets itself the goal of developing a society that recognizes and supports equal rights of all its members to reach self-fulfillment in their communities. 

An Education City promotes lifelong learning, drives innovation, and generates human capital by giving all residents, of all ages, the opportunity to discover and develop their uniqueness and contribute to the wider community. This substructure constitutes a powerful engine for economic and social growth, as well as the formation of a democratic, just and sustainable society. Each Education City shares four core principles:

  • The whole city serves as a learning and education space for its citizens. From “a school in the city” to “a city as a school.”
  • The city takes responsibility for education processes throughout the citizen’s life. 
  • The city encourages proactive citizen participation and city-wide collaborations.
  • The city helps its citizens understand, take pride in, and leverage their identity on a local, national and global scale.

An Education City that realizes these values in each and every sphere of city life constitutes a tremendous driving force for personal, social, communal, economic and urban development.

The Art of Mixing Colors

All city spheres must engage to realize the vision of "the city as a school."

Leadership. Community and social activism. Formal and informal education. Culture. Local Economy. Technology. Personal. Civilian.


City Learning Spaces

Seeing the learning process as unfolding at any given time and place, acquired at any possible encounter with any available individual, space, and knowledge. Read the full paper.