L`Open Metropole Toulouse Smart City Forum

The Smart City by La Tribune forums focus on new economic models, new practices, changes in relations between the various public and private actors in the territories, the challenges involved in urban transformation, and the impact of the digital revolution on the city. The reference forums are intended to be unique meeting places for entrepreneurs, engineers, decision-makers, intellectuals, politicians and the new generation.

For its 4th edition, the Smart City Forum wanted to continue to lead the way for a metropolis that embraces the challenges of the 21st century to continue to reflect, anticipate and pave the way.

All over the world, urban spaces face five major challenges to meet the needs and expectations of their inhabitants: social, economic, cultural, environmental and resilience.

Our cities must adapt to climate change, combat social exclusion, reduce poverty, promote access to education and culture, create jobs and value, make it easier to move around, integrate nature and biodiversity, offer new services and uses that improve everyday life, and deal with increasingly intense crises.

The third decade of the 21st century, carrying a massive ubiquity, is growing with the arrival of 5G in the short term. Urbanization is making city dwellers the heart of a new culture of urban life. The hybridization of the physical world with the digital world, made possible by the massively increased paradigm, has enormous potential to transform urban life.