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Wednesday November 14th, 2018
In Helsinki, the “participatory” smart city
“The most functional smart city in the world. ” Helsinki’s ambition is a mighty one… but has real potential. The Finnish capital wants to align new technologies with usages suited to the lives of its residents.
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