To combat urban traffic congestion, digital technology is not a magic wand

Cécile Maisonneuve, President of La Fabrique de la cité, is one of the best observers of the challenges facing today’s...

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More data, fewer traffic jams

To relieve traffic congestion, urban areas are now using cameras and loop counters. In future, “Floating Car Data” (FCD), will...

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Xavier Albouy, VINCI Energies director Xavier Albouy, VINCI Energies director

Smarter lighting is good for biodiversity

Artificial light is vital to human activity but it harms biodiversity. To reduce its impact...

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Welcome to the augmented citizen

Notwithstanding a number of emblematic projects, the Smart City concept remains blurry in most French cities. Smart City technology appears to...

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Using big data to better manage energy

Digital technologies and big data can be used to better control energy consumption, a strategic goal of local authorities, and...

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Biomimicry, shaping the city of the future

We can draw inspiration from biological processes and systems and the workings of nature to make cities and urban practices...

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Does the future of the city lie underground?

By 2030, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. The city will therefore have to be re-thought in...

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Sion, first solar-powered city car

The product of research carried out by Munich start-up SonoMotors, this electric car could be mass-produced as soon as 2018....

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