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Sustainable City by France highlights at the Smart City World Congress in Barcelona

From 15 to 17 November, France Villes et territoires Durables will be at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

Held in Barcelona since 2011, the Smart City Expo World Congress is the leading international event for smart cities. 

Every year, Sustainable City by France partners with Business France and contributes to federating all the French professionals present in Barcelona, under the banner “Choose France”, with the objective of carrying the Franco-European vision of the city – smart, but above all, sustainable. In other words: sufficient, resilient, inclusive and creative. 

Sustainable City by France’s Highlights for the 2022 Edition

Don’t miss: 

Wednesday, November 16th 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: La French Fab conference in the central Agora, “Innovating for a better life in cities: For the development of sufficient, resilient, inclusive and creative territories on a global scale”.

With interventions by: 

  • Patrice Vergriete, President of Sustainable City by France and the Urban Community of Dunkerque
  • Bruno Hervet, Managing Director of Suez Consulting & Smart Cities and Vice-President of Sustainable City by France
  • Denis Hameau, Delegate Councillor of Dijon Métropole
  • Xavier Mongin, Global Director for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Public Sector, Defense and Smart cities
  • Xavier Puyal Torras, Engie (to be confirmed)
  • Brigitte Bariol-Mathais, General Delegate of FNAU and Vice President of Sustainable City by France

14h15 : Participation of Patrice Vergriete in the Congress “The New Economic Models Driving Growth” – intervention on the theme “Taking the turn of the 21st century: meeting industrial challenges and carbon neutrality in Dunkirk”

Our team will be present at the “Choose France” pavilion all three days of the event

About Solène

Mission Officer, Working Group, and Projects. Student at the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris, focusing on the ecological transition of cities.

About Quentin

Motivated by climate issues and planetary boundaries, Quentin decided to study land use planning at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. His experience in associative field at the Fresque du Climat, helped him to better understand the stakes of the ecological bifurcation. Between his native Haute-Savoie and his home town Rennes, where he gained expertise in mobility and sustainable agriculture, he is now based in Paris to deploy the Sustainable City by France’s territorial workshops throughout the country.

About Alice

After five years’ study at Sciences Po Lyon, with a specialization in territorial transitions, Alice joined Sustainable City by France (France Villes et territoires Durables). She actively contributes to the deployment of the association’s territorial workshops and working groups.
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Currently studying as a second-year Master’s student in International Relations at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree from INALCO, with a double-major in Hindi language, and International relations / Environmental studies. Her work with us is in line with her former experiences at UNESCO and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, thus deepening her professional expertise in the field of environmental diplomacy and international cooperation for sustainable development.

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She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in International Relations and Action Abroad at the same university. She approaches the problems of sustainable cities and territories through these different perspectives and her international experiences.

About Isabelana

Isabelana is a Mexican journalist who holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication and Data Analysis from the Sorbonne University. She previously worked in communication and press relations in the cultural sector in France and Mexico. Today, she is interested in ecological actions and solutions to preserve the environment and the biodiversity.

About Camille

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With a background in social sciences, art history and architecture, Camille has worked in communication within the VINCI group: from major international projects to La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank dedicated to urban foresight.

About Alexandra

A geographer by training (Saint Petersburg State University), she started as a geographer and economist at the Academy of Agricultural Economics (Russia), before pursuing her career in France as an administrative and accounting assistant (Air Liquide, Association TGV Provence Côte d’Azur, COFHUAT, Groupe Hervé)

About Marion

Trained in international and European affairs between England and France as part of a double degree at Sciences-Po Lille / University of Kent, Marion started her career in advocacy and institutional relations of non-governmental organisations, in the fair trade sector (Max Havelaar France label). Her experiences are also linked to territories, with a passage in decentralised cooperation at the level of a departmental council.

About Sébastien

Before joining the SCbF team, he held several positions in local government management. From elected official and deputy mayor of his native city Besançon, in charge of university relations and international cooperation, to Director of Economic Development of the City of Pantin, to Chief of staff in Montreuil – where he notably piloted the in-depth redesign of the urban project towards more ecology and sustainable development – he continued his career as Senior Resilience Officer of the City of Paris.
He promotes a holistic and systemic vision of sustainable development and brings his expertise in territorial resilience, ecological and social transition.