smart city tech destinations place

Increasing footfall to a given area

 

CRISP provides support in driving footfall and visitations to areas that lack dynamism. We rethink the area itself and all the places leading to it, with or without technology, to change behaviour and provide simple,  smart solutions.

Creating a dynamic economic hub attracting simultaneously international investors, companies and human talent while ensuring local citizens are included 

 

We work with our clients to understand key hurdles and leverage opportunities, to assist in the definition of this hub and how best to utilise smart technologies, infrastructures and solutions to accelerate the transformation and ensure all stakeholders benefit – whether at the government or citizen level while ensuring the solution is sustainable in all ways. 

Reducing traffic congestion and pollution through smart infrastructure and increased awareness 

We work together with experts in smart mobility systems to redefine transportation in the city; looking at personal car use, but also public transportation as well as creative alternatives to respond to the ‘last mile” challenge.

Reducing water / plastic / food waste through smart technologies and solutions

 

Managing consumption effectively relies on both technology to track wastage areas, leaks and increase efficiency as well as encouraging users to a more responsible use. 

At CRISP we assist our clients in selecting and implementing the best technological smart solutions combined with ways to increase user awareness and involvement in their consumption to effectively reduce waste, in alignment with our clients budget restrictions and overall vision. 

smart cities

smart destinations

Two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, with at least 21 megacities with more than 20 million inhabitants. This brings along urbanisation challenges such as traffic congestion, energy consumption, social management, public security, environment protection, gentrification and much more.

To address these issues, smart solutions and smart cities have become the new buzzwords. But what are smart cities? 

While the mainstream understanding is the use of high tech and the Internet of Things (IoT) to address these challenges, the human behind the technology is just as, if not more, important. This means, low tech and smart, cost effective ideas should not be forgotten. At CRISP we aim to combine both technology and low-tech solutions to address the city’s key challenges thereby leading to improvements in quality of life, environment and sustainability, while positively impacting growth. 

The key question however is, what does “smart” mean for you? There are so many possibilities and visions, that it is essential to first understand how your choices will impact the next decades in terms of governance, data, privacy, ecology and society.

Therefore, we first help you define what your “smart” looks like and what objectives you want it to fulfil before heading straight for action, from lab to real city. 

Whether we are talking about an entire tourist destination, a city, a village, a district, an office or your house, nothing is too big nor too small to be smart – with high tech or low tech!

Reducing poverty, unemployment and social exclusion with smart solutions.

We help the development of an alternative vision of the smart city, which is more equitable, more inclusive of all its population, more attentive to vulnerable residents and social groups threatened by exclusion.

 

We support the government in including vulnerable populations like women, elderly, disabled, disconnected people in every main decision to provide an improved quality of life or emancipation. 

We also help set up the right nurturing environment for placemaking to strengthen the connection between people in a selected community, to inspire people to collectively reimagine and reinvent their public spaces.

Improving quality of life and bringing nature back into the urban environment

Ecological sustainability is a growing requirement today; but the current mainstream approach involves a rather defensive and restrictive conception of ecology. 

At CRISP, we guide our clients in the definition of their vision and relevant concepts for their city with the aim of reducing environmental impact and bringing back nature into the urban environment, to revitalize the ecosystem and improve liveability. 

The mainstream approach also expects technology to save “Nature”. At CRISP however, although we strongly believe in technology and it is part of our recommendations, we also strive for simple and cost-effective solutions to fight against pollution, traffic congestion and energy & water waste. 

Beyond the more breathable and pleasantly revitalized city, we bring back a productive but reasonable agriculture into urban spaces to create more nurturing cities.

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