Alain Renk combines operational activities in the digital world (Videogames with Ubisoft) and in the architecture field (Living Lab for Orange R&D). In 2010, he founded a start-up called UFO to take part in open and collaborative town-planning
The target of UFO consists in providing the town-planning process with the ability to integrate multiple points of view as a raw material in the creation of cities. Among UFO projects: “urbanD” is a software system for the evaluation and represention of urban quality of life (Winner of the project European Feder); and , “Unlimited Cities”, an « in situ » (e.g. in the street) consultation tool for citizens concerning the future of a neighborhood.
UFO Projects: Rennes, Evry, Montpellier, In Process : Montreal, Rio, Sendai, Helsinki
Interests: collective intelligence, digital city, smart city, sustainable city, open city-planning