The town of Dijon has launched a unique project in France for the connected management of public spaces
To improve the quality of public services for citizens
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:
- to better coordinate services and personnel (road works, waste collection, etc.),
- to better manage equipment (anticipation of the renewal of equipment, introduction of automated procedures, etc.),
- to improve security in public spaces and establish more effective crisis management through the use of new, high-performance information technologies,
- to provide new digital public services for inhabitants and develop local participative democracy,
- to develop the appeal of the region by promoting the digital economy.
The implementation of a centralised and connected public equipment control centre
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.
- Renovation of more than 34,000 lighting points - 100% LED
- Deployment of more than 140 km of optical fibre
- 205 geotagged vehicles + 130 equipped with radios
- 113 road junctions and 180 buses equipped with bus priority systems
- Replacement of 269 cameras
- Security and safety operations in 180 buildings, 13 of which will be renovated and all of which will be connected to the control centre
- Renewal of 26 access terminal sites