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Rennes wants to get its inhabitants involved in social issues

Rennes wants to get its inhabitants involved in social issues

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.29.11

The queen of digital technology. This is how the capital of Brittany, which shows great dynamism in terms of participative democracy, could be described.But, to meet the challenge of remaining innovative, the metropolitan area is showing infinite inventiveness, especially in the field of civic participation in the life of the city.

Participatory Democracy: Bordeaux consults its citizens online

Participatory Democracy: Bordeaux consults its citizens online

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.18.11

A new tram line, the redevelopment of a neighborhood, water policy . . . Since 2008 Bordeaux residents have been invited to comment on regional projects, big and small, on a dedicated website. The Urban Community of Bordeaux took advantage of the launch of a major project, the Jean-Jacques Bosc Garonne River crossing, to initiate this innovative citizen consultation platform.

Children’s Streets: a unifying project to increase public awareness of green means of transport

Children’s Streets: a unifying project to increase public awareness of green means of transport

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

Children are users like any others. It is an obvious fact that car manufacturers have gotten hold of: more than 90% of mobility-related advertisements show four-door saloons and convertibles while less than 10% show bikes or public transport. In order to fight this damning assessment, the ARENE has been developing and supporting the “Bambini” project since June 2009 in the Ile-de-France region.

In Caracas, mimes ease traffic tension

In Caracas, mimes ease traffic tension

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by Olivier Genevois | 11.07.11

Venezuela’s capital Caracas plans to manage its traffic flow in an unusual fashion. In addition to traffic police, 120 mimes dressed up as clowns were sent into the city’s streets. Their role? Curb the risky behavior of pedestrians and drivers, not by force or repression, but through silence.

The mini-network: a local social network for pupils’ parents

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.29.11

Launched by the SAS Men & Co, “Le mini réseau” is a local social network designed for pupils’ parents who want to share with other parents and their children’s teachers via short messages.

Navigating the past and present with one’s body as the only tool

Navigating the past and present with one’s body as the only tool

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.22.11

Since 1999, the city of Rennes has been working to construct a 3D model of the city. Today, the project Forward to the Past is a 3D model of Rennes which users can navigate through time and space using their very own body.

Urban Music Game enlivens the sounds of sports

Urban Music Game enlivens the sounds of sports

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.15.11

The prototype “Urban Musical Game” brings an extra touch of excitement through music. Equipped with wireless motion sensors, this augmented ball reacts to the different moves of players by emitting sounds and rhythms based on their actions.

Urban Music Game’s enhanced ball

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.15.11

Equipped with wireless motion sensors, this augmented ball reacts to the different moves of players by emitting sounds and rhythms based on their actions.

“Wild plants from my street”: the urban wild plant observatory

“Wild plants from my street”: the urban wild plant observatory

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by Adrien Geneste | 05.04.11

Presented on 28th April within the framework of the Vigie-Nature programme, in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History and the Tela Botanica network, the “Wild plants from my street” observatory will give citizens from the Ile-de-France region, as early as 3rd May, the opportunity to discover and identify the wild flora growing in their streets for scientific purposes.

Imagina: a show dedicated to 3D technology designed for firms and local authorities

Imagina: a show dedicated to 3D technology designed for firms and local authorities

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by Yaël Landau | 02.28.11

At the start, Imagina was a computer-generated image festival but it has now evolved into becoming a major show for 3D technology targeting firms and local or regional authorities.

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