Policy Stakeholder Capacity Building in France by Capenergies

Capacity building webinar

A successful Esmartcity Webinar "Towards resilient territories" on June 23, 2020, is organized by Capenergies attracting 60 participants with quite nice interactions.

According to Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Regional Councilor and Vice-Chairman of the "Economy, Industry, Innovation, New Technologies and Digital" Commission Philippe Maurizot "Building a smart city or a smart community or a smart territory means building an intelligent and innovative territory, a territory that uses digital tools and services to improve the daily lives of citizen users and to respond to the major challenges of tomorrow, which are in fact already those of today. To achieve this, the Region Sud in France is deploying an appropriate policy and tools with the ambition of becoming both the first European smart region and the first one in terms of ecological transition ."

Pierre-Jean Barre, Director of IMREDD (Mediterranean Institute of Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development) commented that "The smart city is not only technological: it is a city that is wise, agile, resourceful, participative, virtuous and friendly. I think that several ideas in connection with the smart city are important in the context of France's economic recovery: being human centric, producing and consuming locally, having a global vision while placing the needs of users at the centre and safeguarding their health, and taking inspiration from the nature and specific features of our territories."

According to Alain Château, Director of Smart city projects at Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur "The issue of territorial supervision and hypervision is extremely important. It requires a form of mutualisation, standardisation, unity and openness of data. This is what makes it possible to build value-added services."