The Danish capital placed first in a recent global ‘smart’ cities index . But in Copenhagen, technology is first and foremost at work to enhance the pleasure of life.
India’s government launched its ambitious Smart City Mission in 2015, with support from France. The mission envisions incentivising cities to take charge of their own ‘smart’ development and become demonstrator smart cities. Almost one hundred pilot cities have so far been selected to implement solutions for sustainable and inclusive development.
The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) organisation represents and defends the interests of local and regional governments on the world stage. Based in Barcelona, the organisation facilitates the creation and implementation of programs, networks and partnerships to build on the capacity of local governments. Its secretary- general Emilia Saiz describes how city managers are no longer content to use off-the-shelf smart city tools but they order the specific apps they need for more collaborative cities.
Inch gives leasehold/condominium property owner groups and building managers the ability to monitor progress for the various repair interventions in the same way as one tracks a parcel on DHL. In each building,
The company guarantees to pay its partner mechanics twice as much as they would receive from the world’s major elevator players.
Using a building’s individual data file, this Paris-based SME is optimising real estate management through complete digitisation. It aggregates and analyses existing data to detect and assess potential cost and energy savings.
In search of a new identity after the airport moved in 1998, Kowloon East is relying on technology to revive its neighbourhood.
The company, a joint venture between Veolia and Majid Al Futtaim, the Middle Eastern facilities management specialist, won three RetrofitTech 2018 Awards at the 4th RetrofitTech UAE Summit held in Dubai on 10-11 April 2018.
There was little French representation at the third IoT Tech Expo Global 2018 event, held in Britain’s capital on 18-19 April. Aside from the Internet of Things itself, the event focussed heavily on technological innovations in the fields of blockchain and artificial intelligence, which took centre stage to the detriment of Smart Cities.
France was very well represented at the 3rd edition of Smart City Expo Casablanca from 18-20 April, 2018. The event has positioned itself as Africa’s hub for intelligent and above all inclusive cities.
Gaspard Giroud, originally from Lyon in France, arrived in New York eighteen years ago and has since recreated New York as a virtual reality world. And promoters, investors, tourists and brands just can’t get enough…
Connected, sustainable, but also inclusive: the cities of tomorrow are springing up each and every day, right across France. At the forefront are the 21 industrial demonstrators of urban sustainability where the French state, local communities and private firms are trialling the most innovative solutions. So that the “smart city – French style” can take its place amongst great French exports on the world stage.