Innovation, Paris Style

Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris and in charge of urban planning, architecture, economic development and attractiveness for greater Paris. Listen as he discusses the on-going, 5-year project supporting Paris in it’s ambition of becoming a smart city and international standard benchmark for innovative territorial development. One billion euros have been invested in the project to be completed by 2020. A major component is the “Reinventer Paris” contest, aimed at opening the game of urban planning, with the award going to the most innovative possibilities. Hear Missika discusses how Paris opened itself up to new ideas and creativity.

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