Increasing levels of urbanisation is a problem
Digital technologies – at the heart of the Smart City – are not an end in and of themselves, but offer an important potential for transformation. The increased popularity of the concept of “smart cities,” as well as the variety of projects implemented express a new way of thinking about cities and their future, made possible by digital technologies. Faced with the new hazards brought about by urban transition, the real-time collection and analysis of massive volumes of data continuously generated by the sensors – operated by municipal services, urban service operators, businesses and even citizens – become essential. Indeed, beyond the technological aspects, the Smart City is also based on a collaborative and participatory vision.