SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure

Seizing the opportunities of the new "third industrial revolution" model in urban renewal projects
Dans l’histoire récente, des révolutions industrielles se sont produites lorsque se sont conjuguées de nouvelles sources d’énergie et de nouveaux moyens de communication. Après la 1ère révolution industrielle à la fin du XIXème siècle issue de l’invention de la machine à vapeur et de l’exploitation du charbon, après la 2ème révolution industrielle d’après-guerre née de l’usage généralisé de l’électricité, du pétrole, du téléphone et de la télévision, nous sommes entrés dans la troisième révolution industrielle des énergies renouvelables et des technologies numériques.
Telle est la théorie élaborée...
In recent history, industrial revolutions have occurred when new sources of energy and new means of communication have come together. After the first industrial revolution at the end of the 19th century resulting from the invention of the steam engine and the exploitation of coal, and after the second post-war industrial revolution born from the widespread use of electricity, oil, telephone and television, we entered the third industrial revolution of renewable energies and digital technologies.
Such is the theory elaborated by American economist Jeremy Rifkin. Finding a particular echo in the north of France, given the economic, social and environmental legacy of the past century, this third industrial revolution has become a unifying vision for the future. Called "rev3" in the Hauts-de-France, this model is based on:
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy storage
  • Internet of energy and digital technologies
  • Positive energy buildings
  • Innovative mobilities
  • Circular economy
  • Economy of functionality
  • Energy sobriety
With the aim of preserving the environment while developing employment, this new model finally goes beyond industry alone and also questions the way cities are designed and regions developed.
In neighbourhoods identified today as requiring urban renewal, this rev3 is fully consistent with the objectives pursued.
The planning and development agency of the Flanders-Dunkirk region (AGUR), in partnership with the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, has thus produced a series of notebooks that can be mobilised as resources devoted to the incorporation of rev3 in urban renewal projects, like the projects carried out by the Urban Council of Dunkirk.
Valenciennes – Creating the conditions of low-carbon mobility
Orienter les habitants vers une mobilité écoresponsable
Dans la Région Hauts-de-France, au coeur de Valenciennes, sur une île de la rivière Escaut canalisée, s'engage l'aménagement d'un nouveau quartier ayant l'ambition d'afficher zéro émission de CO2. Pour orienter les habitants du quartier vers des mobilités plus durables le nombre de place de stationnement sera limité (une par logement maximum) et des solutions de mobilités complémentaires seront proposées et leur utilisation encouragée (auto partage électrice, co-voiturage, mobilité douces ...). En complément, une réflexion sur la typologie des...
Steering inhabitants toward eco-friendly mobility
Within the Hauts de France region, at the heart of Valenciennes and located on an island on the canalised Escaut River, a new neighbourhood is under development, with the ambition to reach zero carbon emission.
In order to urge the neighbourhood’s residents to use more sustainable mobilities, the number of parking spots will be limited (maximum 1 per housing unit), and complementary mobility solutions will be offered and encouraged: electric car-sharing, car-pooling, soft mobility...
In addition, a reflection on the typology of inhabitants and the resulting housing will be conducted. A balanced mix of young people / seniors / families /CS etc reinforces the ability to optimise the pooling of common equipment.
Find this sheet on pages 32-33.
#design #innovation: audacity for our regions
La créativité, l’innovation naît toujours de la confrontation, de l’intégration et du dépassement d’exigences nouvelles : techniques, économiques, environnementales, sociales, morales, sociétales… Innover c’est créer des solutions pour répondre à des antagonismes a priori inconciliables. Elle offre souvent, si ce n’est toujours, une dimension dérangeante, elle nous oblige à sortir de nos habitudes et de nos « zones de confort ».

Ce dépassement des contradictions devient crucial pour « adresser » les grands changements sociétaux, économiques, environnementaux et géo-politiques : réchauffement climatique,...
Creativity and innovation always stem from confrontation, from the integration and exceeding of new requirements: technical, economic, social, moral, societal... To innovate is to design solutions to address antagonisms that seem irreconcilable at first. Innovation often - if not always - entails a disruptive dimension, compelling us to step out of our old habits, our “comfort zones”.
Overcoming these antagonisms is becoming crucial to address the major social, economic, environmental and geopolitical changes - global warming, economic mutations, inclusion - but also to change day-to-day life.
Under the two-word banner “innovation” and “design”, the 39th meeting of urban agencies questions the resources of innovation - and particularly regional innovation - and how it can help foster local fulfilment and attractiveness, as well as providing a driver for resilience or rebound.
The 39th meeting questions the different aspects of design and how nowadays experiments, process, tools and controversies around design call out, percolate and spread within the guidelines of regional projects and feed public policies.
How can elected representatives andregional stakeholders be audacious in experimenting and steering innovation?
Limours living lab – the Smart City showcase for rural and peri-urban towns
Les factures eau, gaz, électricité font partie des principaux postes de dépenses des communes notamment de taille moyenne. La baisse des aides de l’Etat les incite à trouver des moyens afin de mieux maîtriser ces consommations, sans procéder au renouvellement complet des parcs, mais en installant des capteurs sur des compteurs existants.
Limours, commune de 6700 habitants située dans l’Essonne, a souhaité mettre en place la solution O-CELL permettant la visualisation au quotidien des consommations de ses bâtiments communaux, sans toutefois investir dans une solution coûteuse à installer et à...
Water, gas and electricity bills are among the main items of expenditure for municipalities, particularly those of medium size. The decline in state aid encourages them to find ways to better control such consumption, without proceeding to the complete renewal of their infrastructure, but by installing sensors on existing meters.
Limours, a municipality of 6700 inhabitants located in Essonne (France), wanted to set up the OCELL solution allowing the daily visualisation of the consumptions of municipal buildings, without investing in an expensive solution to install and maintain facilities maladapted to the needs of a small peri-urban municipality.
Emergence and growth of an adapted and resilient housing market Burkina Faso

La région du Nord reste l’une des régions les plus pauvres du Burkina Faso : en 2009, 64,6% de la population régionale vivait en dessous du seuil de pauvreté. En 2014, la situation s’est dramatiquement détériorée, contraignant de nombreuses personnes à migrer, essentiellement vers le Mali ou la Côte d'Ivoire, et à l'intérieur du Burkina de manière saisonnière.
En réponse à cet enjeu et aux difficultés rencontrées par la jeunesse burkinabaise (chômage, manque de formation…), AVN, partenaire de longue date de l’organisation AKGNS (Union Naam de Gomponsom, province de Yako) qui fédère la jeunesse paysanne, a initié une...

The Northern Region remains one of the poorest regions in Burkina Faso: in 2009, 64.6% of the regional population was living below the poverty line.
In 2014, the situation deteriorated dramatically, forcing many people to migrate, mainly to Mali or the Ivory Coast, and within Burkina itself on a seasonal basis. In response to this challenge and the difficulties faced by the youth of Burkina Faso (unemployment, lack of training etc), AVN - a long-time partner of the AKGNS organisation (Union Naam of Gomponsom, province of Yako) - which federates the peasant youth, has initiated a collective dynamic aimed at deploying its methodology to Naam Unions, to stimulate the adapted and resilient habitat market in the Sahel.
In all, 15 municipalities in the North Burkina region benefited from this initiative, 12 Naam Unions having joined AVN and AKGNS in 2017, followed by the National Federation of Naam Associations and two other unions in 2018.
Since then, a programme of deployment on the Northern Region of Burkina Faso is in the process of being set up, through several initiatives and thanks to various financial backers.
The FNGN has also set up an Adapted Support / Housing / Renewable Energies Unit (UA-HA-ER) in charge of supporting the deployment of the Nubian vault market (VN) in the Unions territories.
Each of the 15 mobilised Unions, for their part, created an Adapted Housing Commission and appointed a focal point and substitute to take charge of these commissions.
In addition to the FNGN and the 15 affiliated Naam Unions, other partners have joined the project: UBETEC (FNGN Microfinance Institute) and Viim Baoré (FNGN Agricultural Cooperative).
The FNGN and AVN's stated intention is to allow, as time goes on, a maximum number of Naam Unions to join this collaborative dynamic.
Improvement of sanitation and waste management in Mahajanga
Les projets Assainissement et déchets à Mahajanga (ASSMA et suivants) s’inscrivent dans une logique d’appui aux autorités communales locales afin de renforcer leur capacité en termes de maîtrise d’ouvrage, par la formation et la réalisation d’investissements pilotes.
Ce renforcement de la gouvernance locale a contribué à la structuration d’une plateforme multi-acteurs de la filière intégrant les organisations de la société civile, sur le modèle de partenariats publics-privés.
En parallèle, la Commune Urbaine de Mahajanga a développé un plan stratégique d’eau et d’...
The sanitation and waste projects in Mahajanga (ASSMA and following) are part of a logic of support to the local communal authorities, in order to reinforce their capacity in terms of project management, through training and the realisation of pilot investments.
This strengthening of local governance contributed to the structuring of a multi-stakeholder platform for the sector, integrating civil society organisations, on the model of public-private partnerships. At the same time, the Mahajanga Urban Community has developed a strategic water and sanitation plan and updated its health regulations with a view to improving public health.
Since 2013, the implementation of this project has led to the establishment of a complete sanitation chain, combined with increased access to basic sanitary facilities (family latrines and sanitary blocks). Through awareness-raising and education, behaviours have evolved towards better hygiene, as evidenced by the epidemiological monitoring carried out.
In addition, this initiative paved the way for two other projects that have improved the management of household waste, notably through the material support provided to pre-collectors, the rehabilitation of certain access roads and the maintenance of municipal trucks.
ARTELIA white paper on Smart Cities
Ce Livre Blanc s’adresse à tous les publics, et en particulier aux acteurs clés de la Ville, qui souhaitent connaître les enjeux de la Smart City et les clés de la ville intelligente. Il est le fruit d’un travail collaboratif entre les différents secteurs d’activité d’ARTELIA, groupe international multidisciplinaire de conseil, d’ingénierie et de management de projet dans les secteurs de la construction, des infrastructures, de l’industrie, de l’eau et de l’environnement. A travers cet ouvrage, ARTELIA partage ses références, son expertise et ses retours d’expérience tout en décrivant son offre de service pour accompagner les porteurs...
This white paper is for all audiences - and more particularly for the city’s stakeholders - who wish to learn about the challenges and solutions to the Smart City.
It stems from collaborative work within ARTELIA’s different industries - an international, multidisciplinary consulting group, working on engineering and project management in the building, infrastructure, water and environment industry sectors.
Throughout this publication, ARTELIA shares its references, its expertise and feedback learnings, while describing its service offer to support project owners.
"Reduce the ecological footprint of the buildings in my region"
Fiche n°06 issue du recueil « Demain mon territoire », copublié par l’ADEME et les EcoMaires à destination des élus locaux pour les aider à intégrer la dimension environnementale dans leur programme au travers de vingt fiches thématiques donnant des pistes d’action et des exemples de solutions mises en œuvre.
Pour répondre à la loi de transition énergétique de 2015, les municipalités ont une obligation d’exemplarité énergétique sur leurs bâtiments publics. Certaines agglomérations vont encore plus loin. La métropole de Bretagne a voulu élargir son champ d’action au-delà de la sphère publique pour...
Fact sheet No.06 from the collection "Demain mon territoire", co-published by ADEME and the EcoMayors, is intended for local elected officials to help them integrate the environmental dimension into their programmes through twenty thematic fact sheets giving avenues for action and examples of solutions implemented.
In response to the Energy Transition Act of 2015, municipalities have an obligation to set an energy example in their public buildings. Some agglomerations go even further. The Brittany metropolis wanted to broaden its field of action beyond the public sphere to include the private housing stock in this exemplary approach.
To do this, it has created a public energy renovation service, Rénov' Habitat Bretagne, which assists private individuals throughout their energy renovation projects. The "Réseau'Habit Bretagne" platform provides advice and assistance in designing the project. It also allows the individual to be connected to a local network of professionals.
Financial assistance for implementing such projects is also granted to individuals, including offers for co-owners and modest households.
Mobilised to achieve energy exemplarity, public players, professionals and private individuals can therefore act together to reduce the carbon footprint and electricity bills while generating economic activity.
"To be exemplary with sustainable management of my region"
Fiche n°05 issue du recueil « Demain mon territoire », copublié par l’ADEME et les EcoMaires à destination des élus locaux pour les aider à intégrer la dimension environnementale dans leur programme au travers de vingt fiches thématiques donnant des pistes d’action et des exemples de solutions mises en œuvre.
Comme toutes activités humaines, les activités d’une municipalité ont un impact sur l’environnement. Être pionnières dans la mise en place de mesures écoresponsables est le meilleur moyen pour les municipalités d’encourager les habitants de leurs territoires à s’engager à leur tour dans une...
Fact sheet No.05 from the collection "Demain mon territoire", co-published by ADEME and the EcoMayors, intended for local elected officials to help them integrate the environmental dimension into their programmes through twenty thematic fact sheets giving avenues for action and examples of solutions implemented.
Like all human activities, the activities of a municipality have an impact on the environment. Being pioneers in the implementation of eco-responsible measures is the best way for municipalities to encourage the inhabitants of their regions to commit themselves in turn to sustainable management of their activities. To reduce its environmental footprint, Normandy has opted for renewable energies. Many public establishments have been equipped with photovoltaic panels to ensure their complete electrical autonomy.
In Le Chefresne, the church has been covered with photovoltaic tiles, thanks to which the bells ring. For its part, the Valdallière municipality is supporting the wood-energy sector by favouring wood heating for municipal buildings and is committed to reducing air pollution by investing in electric public transport.
Finally, a regional biomass scheme (RBS) has been adopted to develop biomass from agricultural activities and the food industry, which is highly developed in the region. In total, Normandy's energy bill has been halved. Gaining experience, these municipalities are also gaining in coherence and legitimacy to encourage individuals to take their own actions in favour of the environment.
In one click, discover the energy balance of your region!
Cela ne fait plus débat. Pour répondre à l’enjeu du réchauffement climatique, nous devons décarboner nos villes, nos quartiers, nos projets, notre mobilité.C’est ainsi que nous réduirons nos émissions de CO2 et préparerons un avenir soutenable.
Conscient que cette grille de lecture est parfois difficile à obtenir, EDF a conçu un module en ligne qui permet de générer un premier bilan énergétique d’un territoire et d’identifier son potentiel « bas carbone ».
En un clic, les décideurs locaux peuvent découvrir le bilan énergétique de leur territoire, connaître...
It’s no longer a matter of debate. To meet the challenge of global warming, we need to decarbonise our cities, our neighbourhoods, our projects and our mobility, which is how we will reduce our CO2 emissions and prepare for a sustainable future.
Aware that this reading grid is sometimes difficult to obtain, EDF has designed an online module that generates an initial energy balance for a region and identifies its "low carbon" potential.
In just one click, local decision-makers can find out the energy balance for their area, check out its CO2 emissions - whether they result from mobility or the presence of industries, for example - and also discover the potential for Renewable Energy: depending on the region, the solutions to be considered are not always the same so it’s important to understand and know a region in order to make best use of it.
The "online energy balance" is a tool that can improve knowledge and strengthen the expertise of communities. It allows us to observe uses, potentially prioritise projects, optimise them, etc.
The energy issue is a lever for "acting locally" and "responding globally" to the challenge of global warming: it must therefore be central to the ambition of elected representatives and the administration within their region.
By logging on to and using their post code, everyone can now discover the priority action levers to be implemented.
This tool is aimed at all local decision-makers, whether they administer a large city, a medium-sized town or a rural town.