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Artificial soils and soil artificialisation processes: causes, impacts and levers of action

Artificial soils and soil artificialisation processes: causes, impacts and levers of action

This study was carried out in December 2017 by the French Ministry of the Environment, the ADEME, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food to address the challenge of soil artificialisation. Public authorities have therefore requested the joint scientific expertise of IFSTTAR and INRA to put forward a review of available scientific knowledge on the causes and consequences of soil artificialisation, as well as the levers of action that make it possible to limit its expansion and/or environmental impacts.

Circular economy: let’s take the lead!

Circular economy: let’s take the lead!

In January 2018, AdCF devoted the special feature section of its monthly review “Intercommunalités” to the circular economy. It explores the potential of this new model of sustainable development on a territorial scale: industrial ecology, financing and profitability, leverage of public procurement etc. All the challenges of the sector for local authorities are addressed and illustrated by concrete projects implemented by local council communities.

Circular economy: let’s take the lead!

Circular economy: let’s take the lead!

In January 2018, AdCF devoted the special feature section of its monthly review “Intercommunalités” to the circular economy. It explores the potential of this new model of sustainable development on a territorial scale: industrial ecology, financing and profitability, leverage of public procurement etc. All the challenges of the sector for local authorities are addressed and illustrated by concrete projects implemented by local council communities.

Circular economy: an asset to meet the challenge of sustainable town and country planning

Circular economy: an asset to meet the challenge of sustainable town and country planning

The global context of increasing population and decreasing resources and raw materials requires us to reflect on the transition from a linear to a circular economy. With more and more inhabitants living in cities, the challenge of circularity is above all urban. Town and country planning must contribute to this by restricting silo-based approaches and acting in an integrated way, so that all the territory’s resources are mobilized for a single objective: to turn our territories and cities into sober and decisively circular spaces.

The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets

The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets

In July 2018, WWF France published a study entitled “The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets”.

The study, a collaborative project with EcoAct, highlights the responsibility of French cities in terms of climate change, their commitment to this front, and proposes local targets, inspired by the Paris Agreement, for France’s ten largest cities.

The territorial environments of metropolitan areas: which cooperation strategies  foster local development?

The territorial environments of metropolitan areas: which cooperation strategies foster local development?

This report was prepared by the students from the Urban School of Sciences Po, at the request of l’AdCF (Assembly of French communities), l’ADGCF (Association of Communities’ Chief executives) and l’AVPF (Association of small cities of France). Based on around 30 interviews with elected representatives and territorial leaders, it analyses the relationship between metropolises and their territory through the comparison of case studies from Nantes, Lille and Toulouse. This study highlights the strategies implemented to optimise their connections and lead real development projects together.

VISIO : a 360° control center for a comprehensive oversight of regional water resources

VISIO : a 360° control center for a comprehensive oversight of regional water resources

Faced with growing urbanization and the increasing scarcity of water resources, local authorities are committed to incorporating sustainable development principles into their water management policies. Thanks to its VISIO centers, SUEZ supports local authorities by offering a digital management system for their water and sanitation services.

On foot or by bike? While Paris walks, Amsterdam pedals

On foot or by bike? While Paris walks, Amsterdam pedals

Amsterdam has made sustainable mobility a key feature of its brand, as shown in the stunning images of bike highways across the country. Today, every city is angling to become as bike-friendly as the Dutch capital. Paris is also pursuing this dream, overshadowing the fact it is already the world champion for an even more sustainable form of mobility: walking.

Tropical island ecocity

Tropical island ecocity

The TCO tropical island ecocity is the largest of 31 ecocities in France and the only one located overseas. The ecocity is a pioneer and demonstration of the 21st Century sustainable city. It represents not only the creation of a new city but also the renewal of established urban areas. Artelia’s integrated urban engineering method will contribute to this project by optimising the necessary elements for way of life, time management and governance. The ecocity is located on 5,000 ha of land.

CORRI-DOOR, the network of fast charging stations on highways

CORRI-DOOR, the network of fast charging stations on highways

Corri-door is the network of fast charging stations of Ivizia, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, which enables electric vehicles to travel many kilometres throughout France. Corri-door charging stations are installed every 80 kilometres on highways, are compatible with all brands of electric vehicles and recharge up to 80% of their autonomy in 30 minutes. This universal recharge service is powered solely by renewable energy sources and uses cutting-edge technology to improve network coverage across the country.