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Copenhagen – the pragmatic smart city champion

Copenhagen – the pragmatic smart city champion

The Danish capital placed first in a recent global ‘smart’ cities index [1]. But in Copenhagen, technology is first and foremost at work to enhance the pleasure of life.

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India : 99 cities chosen as demonstrator “smart cities”

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.

Emilia Saiz: “Local authorities must be fully involved in the 2030 urban agenda”

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.

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Wemaintain: shaking up the elevator sector

The company guarantees to pay its partner mechanics twice as much as they would receive from the world’s major elevator players.

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DIVD : The 21 sites where smart cities are being built French style

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.

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