On 13th May, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of urbanism and architecture, Grand Paris projects, economic development and the city’s attractiveness, was invited by the company club, Club Enterprises La Tribune - CCI Paris Ile-de-France, to explain how the City of Paris intends to make Paris the smart city, world capital by 2020.
He explained how, in order to address the new challenges involving energy, greening, water, supply networks, mobility, logistics and waste management, the Parisian metropolis needs to make full use of the potential opened up by digitalisation in order to instigate its energy transition.
Open Data enables new services to be created which facilitate the lives of citizens, encouraging them to live together and to participate. The spread of digitalisation in the city via sensors installed in buildings can, for example, indicate malfunctioning and help to economise on energy. Another example is the development of “Fablabs” which render innovating digital tools accessible to everybody and are in the process of changing the economic face of the capital.
Entitled “Smart and Sustainable - Prospects for 2020 and beyond”, the strategic plan, presented by Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at the Paris City Council, spoke of the intention to make Paris a city which is not only smart and sustainable but also open, connected and inventive in the way it exploits all the potential offered by new digital technology.The validated version of the strategic document “Smart and Sustainable - Prospects for 2020 and beyond” is downloadable here.