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<!–:en–>Items International & PTI new book: Smart Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective<!–:–><!–:fr–>Items International & PTI nouveau livre: Smart Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective<!–:–>

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New book published by Items International & PTI-Public Technology Institute:  Smarter Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future:  A Global Perspective by Sylviane Toporkoff , Sébastien Lévy & Alan Shark. 

Available on amazon: http://www.amazon.fr/Smart-Cities-Bright-Sustainable-Future-ebook/dp/B00JJ84LOK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396960471&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=smarter cities alan shark

This book is the fourth in a series of global thought-leader books that contains the works from thought-leaders around the globe. The contributing authors currently residing in no less than 10 countries including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Estonia, and Russia, in addition to the United States. The twenty-seven chapters reveal that there is far more in common than not, as each author shares their research and insights, all aimed at helping the reader better understand and appreciate the contemporary smart city movement.

As the smart cities movement gains attention, some have been critical -going as far to say that this is only a passing fad or a relabeling of current events. Whether this is a fad or not, one thing is crystal clear, cities are growing and are here to stay.It is an undeniable fact that growing populations place an enormous strain on our cities in terms of transportation, infrastructure, public safety, health, education, and the quality of natural resources such as water and air. Finally there is the issue of energy and sustainability from an environmental perspective.

The fall of ancient Rome may not have happened in a day, but its decline and those of other, once great, cities provide both lessons and warnings that are instructive. These lessons remind us that in the end cities are a profound collection of citizens, and without their meaningful engagement we may be left with cities that are no longer smart.

(Français) Dans la presse : Objets connectés : une avalanche de données (Les Echos)

« A terme, les méthodes marketing vont changer, répond Hervé Rannou, CEO d’Items International, conseil en stratégie numérique. Les études de marché quantitatives seront progressivement concurrencées par le traitement direct des data. Il permettra de concevoir et de faire évoluer des produits et services adaptés à des segmentations de plus en plus fines, qui, à leur tour, fourniront de nouvelles données encore plus précises pour personnaliser encore davantage leurs offres. »  Les Echos.

(Français) ITEMS International partenaire du programme Futuring Cities

D’ici 2050, 70% de la population vivra dans les villes, qui seront le premier lieu de création de la connaissance, de production économique, et de consommation des ressources naturelles. Les villes sont le laboratoire de la métamorphose de la société humaine.

Accélérer et accompagner la transition des villes et des territoires vers le plus vivable et le plus durable, c’est l’objectif de l’initiative Futuring Cities.

Futuring Cities combine l’expertise scientifique des chercheurs de l’Institut Mines-Télécom et les connaissances terrain de Tactis, Empowering Cities, Moka et Items International

Dans cette vidéo, Hervé Rannou explique comment le programme Futuring Cities, de l’Institut Mines-Telecom, répond aux enjeux de la ville de demain.