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.
The series of workshops organised by GRDF and the ADEME was an opportunity to mobilise more than fifty actors in planning and development to collectively reflect on these issues, target obstacles to action, identify courses of action and set priorities. This document summarises the main collaborative proposals put forward by the participants. The 9 proposals detailed here confirm that, despite emerging initiatives and best practices, expectations and needs persist.
ADEME’s practical handbook « Challenges: the cities of tomorrow? Containing urban sprawl and rethinking the city” analyses the impact of urban sprawl on living conditions and the environment. It also identifies examples of innovative urban solutions to make cities more accessible and sustainable while curbing their sprawl. For an ecological management of space, 10 examples of sustainable urban development are illustrated in this guide.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage is a real-time software solution made up of three modules for the continuous monitoring of the sewerage system, the prevention of flooding, the protection of the natural environment and the optimisation of the existing regulation and treatment infrastructures. These technologies are used in the smart control centres that centralise and analyse the information and the alerts sent by these systems.