Limours living lab – the Smart City showcase for rural and peri-urban towns
Les factures eau, gaz, électricité font partie des principaux postes de dépenses des communes notamment de taille moyenne. La baisse des aides de l’Etat les incite à trouver des moyens afin de mieux maîtriser ces consommations, sans procéder au renouvellement complet des parcs, mais en installant des capteurs sur des compteurs existants.
Limours, commune de 6700 habitants située dans l’Essonne, a souhaité mettre en place la solution O-CELL permettant la visualisation au quotidien des consommations de ses bâtiments communaux, sans toutefois investir dans une solution coûteuse à installer et à...
Water, gas and electricity bills are among the main items of expenditure for municipalities, particularly those of medium size. The decline in state aid encourages them to find ways to better control such consumption, without proceeding to the complete renewal of their infrastructure, but by installing sensors on existing meters.
Limours, a municipality of 6700 inhabitants located in Essonne (France), wanted to set up the OCELL solution allowing the daily visualisation of the consumptions of municipal buildings, without investing in an expensive solution to install and maintain facilities maladapted to the needs of a small peri-urban municipality.
The notary, serving land security around the world
Un système fiable de sécurisation des transactions immobilières repose sur 3 piliers :

1.Une identification précise du bien immobilier sur des plans, (cadastre, ortho-photos ou photo satellite) et une vérification de l’identité et de la capacité juridique des personnes.

2.Un registre immobilier qui répertorie l’ensemble des actes juridiques concernant tous les biens immobiliers de toutes les personnes titulaires d’un droit de nature foncière.

3.Un acte incontestable qui offre une sécurité juridique quasi parfaite (vente, partage , donation…).
A reliable system for securing real estate transactions is based on three pillars:

1. Accurate identification of the property on the plans (cadastre, ortho-photos or satellite photo) and verification of the identity and legal capacity of individuals.

2. A real estate register that lists all legal acts concerning all real estate of all persons holding a land right.

3. An indisputable act that offers almost perfect legal certainty (sale, sharing, donation etc).
The interest of these three pillars:
  • legal: determine with certainty who owns what and under what conditions,
  • social: enable the poorest to defend their rights to the land and have access to public infrastructure,
  • economic: avoid a long and costly conflict for the landowner and encourage access to credit,
  • tax: make public authorities aware of the identity of persons with a property right so they can collect tax.
The issuing of title deeds is the core business of the notary. That’s why the Notariat has decided to act and become heavily involved in actions in support of land reforms.
This action is also part of the general policy carried out by the French Notariat to contribute, in addition to other stakeholders in the land arena, and respecting cultural diversity, to the establishment of a rule of law, a cornerstone of economic development.
Since June 2007, the Title Commission has been bringing together initiatives and coordinating joint action plans.
On 10 November 2009, a symposium was held at the Higher Council of French Notariat under the high patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, bringing together all the players in this field around the theme "Land Security and Economic Development: The title of property ownership in developing countries".
The International Union of Notaries organised six international conferences in January 2012 in Burkina Faso, in January 2013 in Mexico, in December 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, in December 2017 in Niamey and Thessaloniki, and in June 2018 in Sarajevo on the subject.