Réussir la transition numérique des villes du sud
Installé dans la ville de Sémé-Podji au Bénin, Wexity est le premier outil digital spécialement conçu pour les autorités locales afin qu’elles puissent y gérer l’ensemble des objets urbains : réseaux, habitat, environnement, risques, économie locale, équipements… pour servir les besoins d’un développement urbain durable. Aujourd’hui seuls existent des systèmes experts complexes nécessitant du personnel qualifié. Wexity rompt avec cette logique de complexité.

Wexity est une plateforme digitale moderne, construite pour un usage partagé et collaboratif, conçue pour être accessible à tous les publics d’une...
Located in the city of Sémé-Podji in Benin, Wexity is the first digital tool specially designed to enable local authorities to manage all urban objects: networks, housing, environment, risks, local economy, equipment and so on, thus serving the needs of sustainable urban development. Today, only complex expert systems requiring qualified personnel exist. Wexity breaks with this logic of complexity.
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.
Going beyond innovation of use, it is also our ambition to offer a major breakthrough in terms of controlling urban environments. In sub-Saharan Africa in particular, no city has an up-to-date and accurate map of its territory. The establishment of a complete and transversal database is in itself a decisive element for the cities of the South.
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.
Digital Saint-Etienne, a digital platform for an urban data management
Le groupe SUEZ en partenariat avec la collectivité a été lauréat de l’Appel à Manifestation d’Intérêt « ville durable et solidaire » de l’Agence Nationale pour la Rénovation Urbaine (ANRU) dans le cadre des Programmes d’Investissements d’Avenir ; SUEZ développe une plateforme numérique de nouvelle génération ouverte, agile et évolutive qui libère les usagers de la contrainte de l’accès à la donnée publique tout en garantissant par la Collectivité une information de qualité. Le système interopérable « Digital Saint-Etienne » est conçu pour répondre aux intérêts croisés de la collectivité, des citoyens, des élus et des professionnels...
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 : innover et gouverner dans la ville numérique réelle

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 .