Bordeaux metropolis has 750,000 residents. It is France's 6th largest urban area and is the most attractive city in France to live and work (Foncière des regions report - Nov 2014), having undergone a thorough urban and economic metamorphosis. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and recognised as the world’s major wine industry capital (representing around half of the local economic base), Bordeaux is also one of the leaders in higher education and a pioneer in digital and green development. In October 2015, Bordeaux hosted the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress.
Bordeaux is a city both ancient and modern; recognised as centre of excellence for Smart City initiatives, the digital and green economies. Energy management and smart lighting are key priorities for the city. With strong support for citizen engagement and e-mobility, Bordeaux is also interested in data sharing and building retrofit.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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