From Fleming Europe: 3RD ANNUAL SMART GRIDS SMART CITIES FORUM 2012
The city of Nice and it’s game changing Eco Vallée project have become Europe’s epicenter of ‘Smart’ development. Uniting innovative practices in urbanism and mobility as well as eco-compatible technical and agricultural production with incentives for advanced R&D, Nice is rapidly becoming ‘the’ metropol for Green business tourism.
Nice is banking on the fact that the valley will provide an unequaled model for leadership and practice with regard to aligning its development strategy to align with the European Commission’s 20/2020 goals. But how far can this valley project its smart & green credentials? Aren’t valley’s by definition, isolated micro-environments?