Wexity est une plateforme digitale moderne, construite pour un usage partagé et collaboratif, conçue pour être accessible à tous les publics d’une...
Wexity is a modern digital platform, built for shared and collaborative use, designed to be accessible to all audiences within a municipality, from elected officials to senior managers and municipal technicians. We believe that only a solution used and controlled by local users can be sustainable.
Innovation also comes from Wexity's ability to produce pragmatic analyses: how many people live in flood-prone areas? Which equipment is subject to environmental risk? Where are the areas that do not have access to drinking water? Which residential areas are furthest from schools? These are simple, obvious questions that cities are often not able to answer without external advice.
SUEZ group, in partnership with the Saint-Etienne municipality, was awarded the “Sustainable and United City” Call for Expression of Interest by the National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) within the framework of the Future Investments Program (PIA). SUEZ is developing a next-generation interoperable, open and scalable digital platform that will facilitate citizens’ access to public data while providing the city with quality information. The “Digital Saint-Etienne” system meets the needs of citizens, elected officials, professionals and the municipality in terms of galvanizing the social and economic fabric of the community. The platform has been rolled out in the Tarentaize-Beaubrun-Couriot neighborhood and its appeal to students and citizens was tested during a hackathon in March 2018; it will be installed and in operation by the end of 2018.
Audacities : Innovating and governing in the real digital city
Digital technology has taken over cities, but not at all in the way told by the “smart city” scenario. It has indeed deeply transformed the city dwellers’ life and the functioning of some urban services, but it did so outside of any existing strategy of actors working in the field of urbanism, and particularly public authorities. The project looks at identifying, through case study analyses, the stakes of collaborating for the new digital actors and traditional actors, notably local communities.
Digital technology has taken over cities, but not at all in the way the “smart city” scenario tells us. It has indeed deeply transformed the lives of city dwellers and the functioning of certain urban services, but it has done so without any existing strategic input from actors working in urban planning, particularly from public authorities. Through case study analysis, this project seeks to identify the collaboration challenges between new digital actors and traditional actors, notably local authorities .