Urban Environmental Monitoring (UEM): a demonstration project pooling corporate expertise for smarter cities implemented in Nice Plaine du Var
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AbstractWith over 179,000 employees worldwide, Veolia designs and delivers sustainable and competitive water, waste and energy management solutions to its customers. The Innovation & Markets division is tasked to develop marketing at company level and to steer R&D efforts to accelerate changes in Veolia’s activities and business models.This article presents the Urban Environmental Monitoring demonstration project, developed jointly by the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan authority, Veolia, Orange, m2oCity and IBM since 2012. Exploring new ways of combining new technologies and social sciences, the project seeks to exploit a broad range of data to offer new urban services, designed to make the city of tomorrow more attractive, sustainable and competitive.