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3. The digital revolution

3. The digital revolution

Since the web began in the mid 90s., we are going through this amazing digital revolution. Who could have imagined that Airbnb could become the leader of hotel industry or LinkedIn the leader of hiring industry or training industry ? Who could have thought that 2 billions people would connect, every day, to the same social network sharing updates, pictures, videos and lives in real time ? Who could have imagined that one day, we might connect all the daily-life used objects to the…

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2. The urbanisation of our economies

2. The urbanisation of our economies

“At the time of our “cities – world”, – an inexorable trend in a globalised world–, and of new increasing tensions bound to the notions of identity, belonging, in a socio economic frame which is deteriorating, it is our duty to propose innovative actions in our cities by responding to the stronger requirements of the citizens towards their local governance, in order to rebuild the social, cultural and economic fabric .“ (Carlos Moreno, September 28 2016) We are facing an…

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1. The rising of protectionism

1. The rising of protectionism

“The difficulty is not to understand new ideas but to escape from old ones.” (J. M Keynes) After the British vote in favour of Brexit, recent events related to CETA confirmed the inexorable rise of anti-globalisation feeling, protectionist behaviours in Europe and other countries (see the large part of the American electorate which adopt the protectionist speeches of Donald Trump). This last Sunday, the headline of Brussels website Politico was : “ EU and Canada win a trade battle — but not…

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4. Smart city, smart economy

4. Smart city, smart economy

“Smart Cities are where technology comes alive.” (Peter Sany, CEO of TM Forum) Boyd Cohen described the evolution of smart city concept penetration as a three-stages process : The first stage Smart Cities 1.0 is characterised by projects offered by technology vendors to municipal managers who were not fully prepared to understand all the impacts of technological solutions on the city. The second stage (in which we are at right now), Smart Cities 2.0, is marked by cities initiatives that…

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Welcome

Welcome

“We are part of more than one world. We live local versions of the world and in so doing we have to locate ourselves within the wider global context.” (Voisey, Heather and Tim O’Riordan in Globalization and localization, 2001). After hard working months, We will launch, on December 1st, our new project called Manavao linked with smart economy. Throughout short articles, we want to explain its background, our convictions and our vision. And finally, introduce it. It would be a great…

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