The French metropolis of Dijon becoming smart city through urban data
Digitalisation of public spaces is one of the main issues for cities to remain attractive. That is why the French city of Dijon has built a transformation plan to become a smart city. Urban data, connected buildings, smart lighting, hydrogen bus, citizen’s portal… Dijon has started a comprehensive project including inhabitants at the center of transformations.
Citizens as leaders of the transformation
Inhabitants are key players in the transformation of cities whether it deals with a small town or a large metropolis. Not only are they the first public involved by change, but they also must be actors of it.
That is why Dijon has designed a transformation plan for an intelligent territory through urban data collection, connected buildings, smart lighting, hydrogen bus…
An ambitious project
The Dijon digitalisation strategy is a comprehensive project that aims to offer a pleasant urban space. Regarding lighting, 34.000 equipements are already connected and managed in real time.
At night, they come on as soon as they detect a movement which has enabled to save 65% of energy.
The visionary metropolis goes even further and has invested 150 million euros to successfully complete the project.
Recently, a collaborative portal, designed by and for people, has been released. This mobile app enables to highlight urban problems, such as traffic difficulties, road accidents, etc. Travelers become the major players of the project by sharing the issues they have across the streets and their experience as users of municipal utilities in real time.