Originally developed in finance, blockchain is a technological innovation filled with promise that arouses the interest of many players in various sectors. And especially the construction industry! Focus on the blockchain in the sector of construction.
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Tuesday January 14th, 2020
“Mobility and urbanism, what vision for tomorrow?”, opinion piece from sociologist Bruno Marzloff
Bruno Marzloff, sociologist and futurist, evokes his vision of mobility and urbanism desirable for the cities and territories of tomorrow.
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