Smart Cities

How Big Data makes Smart Cities

Tactical urbanism

Mining data to re-invent the city What if cities could:

  • Discover the variations of frequentation of a defined area
  • Understand the most commonly-used paths for bikes, pedestrians, cars, buses
  • Segment visitors by type (workers, tourists, residents)

... And use these analyses to select the best refurbishing project for a defined area?


Thanks to mobile and/or Wi-Fi data, it is possible to understand the population flows within a city, an area or a mall. These analysis are of great values prior to refurbish an area or reorganise a transportation path. Paris city used Big Data to understand the consequences of a modification in road organisation prior to make the changes.

Smart Parking


  • Get insights for better governance and to avoid traffic congestion
  • Understand the patterns of density to adapt tariffs accordingly
  • Automate scenarii and actions to react to specific events (transportation strikes, pollution spikes...) with incentives to park

Navigant Research

A wide variety of technology innovations are enabling more adaptable systems than sensors - including cameras, wireless communications, data analytics, induction loops, smart parking meters, and advanced algorithms
 

Touristic Experience Enrichment

Linked to transportation
What if cities and tour operators could: Size the number of buses and taxis, to avoid queuing Recommend specific paths for tourists to better enjoy the city Push tailored information on directions Adapt to specific events (traffic jams, rain, ...) 


Linked to Points of Interests

  • Push information when passing by a touristic Point of Interest (the opening hours of a museum, the history of a building, ...)
  • Push Location Based Ads on nearby stores offering rebates for tourists