eiffel tour 0Our annual event is organized in partnership with Live in the Living City who holds an international forum on smart cities at the City Hall of Paris on 26-27 November. Our two events will precede the Climate Conference (COP21) from 30 November to 11 December. RATP longtime partner of INTA, will welcome the delegates in its conference centre in Paris.

This 39th Congress gives a large place in the debate,  exchanges and interactions on urban policies. The morning of November 26 will be devoted to the INTA for HABITAT III Initiative (UN HABITAT Conference in October 2016 on the preparation of the urban agenda for the next 20 years).

The association welcomes the newspaper LA TRIBUNE  as media partner for our Congress and the LIALC forum .

The "smart city" is no longer a futuristic dream, the impact of digital technology in urban development is now a reality and a priority. Digital appears increasingly as a vehicle to contribute to the attractiveness of cities. It affects the spaces by: mobility, energy efficiency, network management and circulation of information. For Marc Baietto, President of the Scientific Committee of INTA, digital must be at the heart of the discussions and to open up the view of the inhabitant in answering a question - "How to restore the city to its residents  in the age of digital development. "

All major cities show their will to become smart  and the French capital is no exception to that  rule. Paris is already working on a strategic plan to support the digital revolution and transform the capital into "smart city" within five years. It's also a city that wants to be more sustainable, because if the smart city can be defined as a rationalization of trade, standardization of consumption patterns, a thinning of the networks through information, it is also a strong ecological lever, thanks to energy savings it can afford.

COP 21 will begin after INTA Congress. This is of course a key event of the year, and the program of our work echoes the climatic and ecological issues, and more generally to sustainable development by offering a radical reformulation of the urban equation.

 We hope you will join us in Paris from 24 to 26 November.

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