IVORY COAST: Dassault prepares transformation of the Plateau into a smart city

In order to meet the challenges of space occupation, demographic flows and urban mobility, the municipality of Plateau in Côte d’Ivoire is opting for digital transformation in the years to come. The project led by the local authorities will be implemented with the technical support of the French company specializing in design software and 3D modeling (three dimensions).

This approach, which is inspired by the achievements of Dassault Systèmes in the metropolis of Rennes in France and the city of Jaipur in India, is part of the “Eco2 Citizen” policy implemented by the public authorities and aimed at long-term development of the city of Abidjan as the economic heart of Côte d’Ivoire.

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“This digital twin of the Plateau is a decision-making tool. It is a digital representation of the city as it exists today and how it might evolve in the future. The device will allow us to make projections, scenarios and estimate the right decisions to be made for the sustainable development of the city,” explains Raoul Jacquand, Head of Development and Partnerships for Africa at Dassault Systèmes.

The commune of Plateau is renowned in West Africa for its economic and cultural institutions such as Saint-Paul Cathedral and the Houphouët-Boigny stadium. It is therefore a question of allowing a technological approach capable of guiding the choices of urban development for the improvement of the quality of life of its populations estimated at approximately 10,000 inhabitants.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi