Municipality of Grenoble
Surrounded by three ranges of mountains, located in a urban area of 450.000 inhabitants, Grenoble can justifiably claim to be the capital of the French Alps. The 2nd largest centre in France for upper-echelon metropolitan fonctions (information technology and computing, public and
industrial research, industrial sales, management and services). The 65.000 students, 21.000 researchers, 220 publics laboratories, 14 national and international laboratories, several leading international devices (ESRF, ILL, EMBL) are contributing to the international recognition of Grenoble as a crucial center for scientific research.
Role in City-zen
The municipality will be Grenoble local coordinator, gathering several private and public stakeholders in this project. The city will integrate the different Smart Cities aspects (mobility, planning, energy, citizens) in a real systemic approach on his “urban Lab” Ecocité. Grenoble will also disseminate the results of this project at the national level, since the city is seen by the French Government as a front runner in all the sustainable city fields.