7 reasons for a city to become smart

20 August 2018 eric morel 0

It seems obvious that a city should, today, become Smart, ie a digital city. But are we clear on the reasons for this evolution? How to make it understood by all citizens? How to organize it to create value? To answer these questions, let’s start […]


7 key actions to make an energy smart city

13 August 2018 eric morel 0

Making a city smart in terms of energy, projecting it successfully into an energy transition, mainly today to reduce CO2 emissions, can be a complex issue. As a result, it may be difficult to associate it with specific actions. What must be done for this? […]


Cities: place of extreme concentration of energy issues

21 May 2018 eric morel 0

For decades, the world of energy has developed around fairly stable chains of actors within which the roles were clear and well distributed. In recent years, cities and local authorities have tried to invite themselves among the historical actors. Why this movement? What are cities […]


The mobility revolution in cities

11 December 2017 eric morel 0

For decades, the cities’ mobility policy has been limited to a traffic plan for cars and to the development of public transport. This archaic vision, which still influences some of our reasoning, is undermined by developments observed in the majority of the world’s agglomerations: the […]


Smart cities will be built in chaos and diversity

30 October 2017 eric morel 0

Smart Cities are an incredibly complex concept, combining the adoption of new technologies, the development of new governance, the establishment of a new link with citizens, the cross-functional operation of the city and the improvement of the experience of the users of the city. Can we […]


Why do smart cities struggle to emerge?

4 September 2017 eric morel 0

It seems obvious for everyone that the Smart Cities, which have been buzzing for several years, have difficulty to emerge. Not that nothing is happening because there are remarkable initiatives, but the tidal wave announced has not yet arrived. This situation is not unrelated to […]


Should a Smart City be a pioneer to be recognized?

1 May 2017 eric morel 0

All Smart Cities claim to be the pioneer, the first. Taken at random from publications, there are many examples: – « La Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, classée comme smart city pionnière » (Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis ranked as smart city pioneer) – « Lyon, pionnière de la smart […]

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