Measuring the Quality of Life in Paris
Many studies have been carried out for years on the quality of life of the big cities of France and the world. A classification also exists on this subject, classifying the largest cities at different scales (France / Europe / World) on different criteria (quality of life / transport / Safety / Education / Environment / Health / Culture / Commerce). Paris, long ranked 19th in the world ranking, lost 5 places in 2019. This is mainly due to the movement of yellow vests. Knowing how a city is ranked helps increase the efforts of government to always improve it.
Who is Qucit ?
The company Qucit a start-up which was born in 2014 and which aims to improve the cities of tomorrow.
At origins, Qucit is a company that aims to locate and indicate the self-service bikes that are available in the city. Raphaël, the founder of Qucit, was himself confronted with empty bicycle parks and wanted to remedy this problem. This creation meets a development need for the city of tomorrow by increasing soft mobility.
What is their Invention ?
In a press release on January 28, 2020, the start-up unveiled it’s a new invention, an interactive map on the quality of life in Paris. The tool is developed for the city of Paris but should be extended to other numerous large cities in France. It allows users to choose the criteria that are most important to him (public transport / shops / security / Green spaces / Cleanliness) and can measure its level of importance of the criterion. The data is represented in the form of points in a gradient of green and red. The more the data is red, the more it is recommended to avoid this neighborhood with regard to our criteria. Conversely, the greener the data, the more the neighborhood has suited us.
This classification makes it possible to meet user expectations on 3 different points: Where to look for accommodation; Where to jog; Where to ride a bike.
In order to best meet user requirements, this card is coupled with an artificial intelligence system. Unexpected data is collected in the field, such as streetlights. Schools, metro stations and parks are also listed. The other half of the data is collected by citizens. It is a participatory democracy.
Thus, the data is alive, and the card can be used by all, developers, town halls, local authorities, developers, urban planners, and by citizens.