VERGE, Cities

How Montpellier, France, will become a city of the future

The public and private sector are working together to build a city of the future in France. The city of Montpellier will serve as the site of the EcoCité Project, which will create an urban laboratory to accelerate innovation and sustainable development. This panel discussion at Convergence Paris 2013 features Gilbert Pastor, vice president of economic development for the Montpellier Aglomeration; Philippe Sajhau, vice president of the smarter cities initiative for IBM France; François Grosse, senior vice president of digital services at Veolia Environnement; and François Girodolle, program director at Cleantech Open.