Sustainable & Smart City
The demand for sustainable and smart cities solutions is mainly determined by four drivers:
- The increasing world urbanization, leading major cities to become visible « physical elements», likely to bring significant disturbance to eco-systems. As an example, London’s ecological footprint index, which measures the equivalent land surface necessary to satisfy the city’s needs, corresponds to ~ 200 times its real surface
- The increased stress on natural resources, in volumes and prices, which leads to investing on more sustainable / resource-efficient ways to design, build and operate cities, for each of the urban building blocks / functions (networks and infrastructures, buildings and home, economic activities, mobility, etc…)
- Globalization, which has fostered competition between cities in attracting investment and qualified people, therefore pushing local public authorities to invest in their territories, working to increase their attractiveness, economic as well as social (security improvement, public health, ecological performance, mobility congestion control, public services performance and costs, fiscal performance etc…).
- Financial constraints, which encourage cities to seek efficient technical solutions, able to increase the outputs of public services, whilst reducing resources consumption
Our experience in the Smart City field covers both projects in the “vertical” businesses (smart cities solutions for each urban service or specific urban usages) and “transversal” ones (design/installation and operation of urban data integration platforms)
CVA experience covers a wide range of industrial sectors