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How are data considerations transforming public policy in urban areas? To what extent are they throwing existing organisations and institutions off balance? What relationships between public and private stakeholders are created by the flow of data? Shouldn’t data be seen as another resource public authorities can use to regulate urban areas? 

Data is at the heart of smart cities and the interplay between regions and the digital services that have been changing the face of urban areas for over a decade. For the launch of its “Sur un plateau” event, Leonard invited Antoine Courmont – author of “Quand la donnée arrive en ville” (When data meets urban areas) – to talk about how data has become a highly contentious currency of power in regions.


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