Based on the analysis of the 39 French EcoQuartier labelled operations in 2013, 2014 and 2015, located in most of the major French regions, Cerema's publicaton "EcoQuartiers, what lessons can be learned?" aims to overcome preconceived ideas and develop collective representations. What is really new in these projects? What is the difference between a 1970s or 1980s development project and today’s so-called "sustainable" urban projects?
The city is a territory where infrastructures, equipment and urban services form an urban heritage at the disposal of its inhabitants. The Muse platform designed by Citelum, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, makes it possible to identify, locate and audit a city’s heritage for a better optimisation of its use. It is a collaborative platform that develops four axis:
Knowledge of city’s infrastructures: heritage inventory, creation of identification cards by equipment, geolocation and activity history.
This action handbook “Datacities: producing and managing urban data services of public interest” explores the changes in territorial governance modes induced by urban data services. It collectively develops proposals and contributes to empowerment of public actors on the issue of data territorial governance, so that they can take up action on major issues.
The 32nd issue of the National Federation of Urban Planning Agencies (FNAU), “The stakes of overseas planning” is the result of a collaboration between the three overseas urban planning agencies and the FNAU.
Published following the seminar of directors of urban planning agencies held in Martinique in October 2013, this issues reviews the stakes of planning in the specific context of overseas territories. It inlcudes sections on natural risks, economic models, mobility iessues and natural heritage etc.
Mobility4EU is a Coordination and Support Action of the European Commission started in January 2016 and lasting for 3 years, until 31 December 2018. The project aims at delivering a vision for the European transport system in 2030 and an action plan including a roadmap to implement that vision. A deliverable was issued in 2016 to establish a comprehensive view of societal trends that have an impact on mobility and logistics in the future, in Europe at the horizon 2030.
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.
After the first successes of the « La Chapelle » railyard site in the 18th district of Paris and the « Grand Train » in 2016, SNCF welcomes « Ground Control » on the former Charolais railway mail sorting center, in the context of the urban transition program by SNCF Immobilier. This project aims to regive a temporary life to the unused railway grounds as it waits for an urban conversion in response to the new uses and needs of the city.
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.
SUEZ has pioneered the Command and Control Center, an innovative urban supervision tool that facilitates an enhanced management of the public space by consolidating and analyzing the data generated by a city’s operations: traffic regulation, video-surveillance, street lighting, emergency services, and more. This trailblazing solution is being piloted in the Dijon metropolitan area, and will transform this city with a population of 260,000 into the first smart and connected city of its kind in France.
SUEZ group, in partnership with the Saint-Etienne municipality, was awarded the “Sustainable and United City” Call for Expression of Interest by the National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) within the framework of the Future Investments Program (PIA). SUEZ is developing a next-generation interoperable, open and scalable digital platform that will facilitate citizens’ access to public data while providing the city with quality information.