Dijon district council has taken a unique smart city initiative to use the digital data produced by connected public facilities to offer new public services to its inhabitants and to implement open urban governance based on Open Data. This project for the connected management of public spaces meets several objectives:
This 12-year contract for the development and operation of a connected and centralised control centre of the equipment in the public spaces in the 24 localities that make up the district has been awarded to a consortium made up of Bouygues Energies & Services (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction), Citelum (an EDF group subsidiary), Capgemini and SUEZ.
The creation of this connected control centre is an essential project in order to improve the control of the equipment and the services related to the management of urban spaces.
The control centre will replace the six existing control centres (security, municipal police, urban supervision, traffic, council hotline and snow). The control centre will use digital technology to remotely control, coordinate and maintain most of the town council’s urban equipment (traffic lights, public lighting, CCTV, traffic services, etc.) in order to improve the management of public spaces.
It will be the first centralised and connected public equipment control system in France. It will also be the first time that a public authority in France uses digital data from connected public equipment in an Open Data project on this scale.
More efficient and economical urban equipment and services
The connected management of public spaces is a means of modernising public action and making it more efficient, while developing the region’s digital economy and increasing its appeal at the same time.