All articles from Catherine Bernard

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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Hydrocarbon-free Stockholm: the 6-point pledge

Sweden’s capital has committed itself to become fossil fuel free by 2040. First imperative: to decarbonise transport.

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In Stockholm, Renault trials new sales channels for its electric vehicles

Electric vehicles demand new sales channels, especially given that their target ownership is first and foremost city-dwellers. In Sweden, Renault has recently opened a store in one of the capital’s shopping malls. It’s an example that is already being emulated.

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Copenhagen: a city of sustained – but carbon neutral – growth

With Denmark’s capital continuing to attract more young people and families, the municipality’s urban planners must abide by strict constraints. Because the city has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

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Rebuild By Design – Creating more resilient cities

The New York-based NGO believes that resilience – physical, climate-related, social, and economic – can only be developed by complete cooperation with local communities.

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Minarc – Where Iceland meets California

Use of reclaimed materials, natural colours and minimalism, all rooted in the local surroundings: the two Icelandic architect-designers behind Minarc are imprinting their style on Santa Monica

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.

the 21 DIVD in details

Lead, stakeholders, projects… each industrial demonstrator or urban sustainability is explained by way of identification card.

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