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Development, humanitarian action, health, education, environment : these are themes that involve numerous actors world-wide — NGOs, governmental and multilateral organisations, academic institutions, companies, consultants. Their activities give rise to knowledge, know-how, experience and problem-solving methods that are not adequately disseminated and shared between actors in the field. It is this observation that prompted the Veolia Institute to launch the FACTS Reports review in 2008, with the aim of providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge and know-how validated through the process of Peer Review, as required by the scientific community.
 
  The 3 latest articles
 
The political and legal consequences of smart cities

Not only public services but also the citizen's quality of life can now be improved through the use of data. Using concrete examples (transports, smart meters, etc.), Edouard Geffray discusses in an interview the criteria needed to ensure a fair balance between data protection and freedom of the individuals, on the one hand, and innovation, on the other. Jean-Bernard Auby then focuses on detailing the legal consequences around the emergence of smart cities. 
 

► Author: Edouard Geffray (Secretary General, CNIL), Jean-Bernard Auby (Professor of Public Law at Sciences Po Paris)
► Publication date: May 2017
► Special issue : 16
►Thematic: Smart cities and data protection
 

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Ushahidi: Empowering Citizens through Crowdsourcing and Digital Data Collection

Created in 2007, Ushahidi, which means "testimony" in Swahili, is both the name of a Kenyan not-for-profit civic tech company and of a crowdsourcing platform allowing to submit violence reports and map the events. In this interview, Juliana Rotich, co-founder and Former Executive Director of Ushahidi, introduces the Ushahidi technology and the next challenges to face, notably in the context of African smart cities. 
 
► Authors: Juliana Rotich (Co-founder, Ushahidi)
► Publication date: May 2017
 Special issue: 16
►Thematic: Crowdsourcing
 
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IBM - Building Sustainable Cities Through Partnerships And Integrated Approaches

In this article Philippe Sajhau first proposes to redefine the smart city in order to understand better the issues it faces, namely, growing urbanisation and the need to adopt more sustainable development. For the author, technology remains the means for this approach and not the end in itself. In addition to the aim of reconnecting with more sustainable development, other advantages from acting in short term should encourage elected representatives and local authorities to invest in this area: regional economic growth, economic savings for the community, and the tangible benefits for the city's residents (improved transports, energy consumption, quality of life, etc.). Within this context, IBM's role is to support smart city projects by working closely with industrial partners and service operators, in France and abroad, and to provide its expertise in data collection, analysis and intelligence. 

► Author: Philippe Sajhau (Vice-President IBM France)
► Publication date: May 2017
 Special issue: 16
►Thematic: Big data and smart cities
 
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All our special issues

► 2017

 

COUV AI (EN)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS IN THE CITY
couv Facts Smart cities (EN)
SMART CITIES AT THE CROSSROADS
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► 2016

SI 15
DECENTRALIZED ELECTRIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Facts couv english
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY OF MAJOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS
blanc
               


► 2015

Migration et santé
                 MIGRATION AND HEALTH
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Migration and Health
   

► 2014

FACTS Reports 2014
                      LAST MILE DELIVERY
NS 11
       STORIES OF INNOVATIVE DEMOCRACY  
                            AT LOCAL LEVEL
NS 10
HAÏTI : INNOVATIONS LOCALES, CLES POUR UN DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET INCLUSIF


► 2013 

NS 8 (santé)
       ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, HEALTHCARE                   FUNDING AND PERFORMANCE
NS 7
                             LIVELIHOODS
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► 2012
 

NS 6
    RECONCILING POVERTY ERADICATION &
        PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
NS 5
        WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH
NS 4
FIGHTING POVERTY, BETWEEN MARKET                                     AND GIFT


► 2011

NS 3
                                   BRAZIL
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blanc
    



► 2010

NS 2
                  MIGRATION AND HEALTH
NS 1
                      URBAN AGRICULTURE
blanc