Completed project

The notary, serving land security around the world
Un système fiable de sécurisation des transactions immobilières repose sur 3 piliers :

1.Une identification précise du bien immobilier sur des plans, (cadastre, ortho-photos ou photo satellite) et une vérification de l’identité et de la capacité juridique des personnes.

2.Un registre immobilier qui répertorie l’ensemble des actes juridiques concernant tous les biens immobiliers de toutes les personnes titulaires d’un droit de nature foncière.

3.Un acte incontestable qui offre une sécurité juridique quasi parfaite (vente, partage , donation…).
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A reliable system for securing real estate transactions is based on three pillars:

1. Accurate identification of the property on the plans (cadastre, ortho-photos or satellite photo) and verification of the identity and legal capacity of individuals.

2. A real estate register that lists all legal acts concerning all real estate of all persons holding a land right.

3. An indisputable act that offers almost perfect legal certainty (sale, sharing, donation etc).
 
The interest of these three pillars:
 
  • legal: determine with certainty who owns what and under what conditions,
  • social: enable the poorest to defend their rights to the land and have access to public infrastructure,
  • economic: avoid a long and costly conflict for the landowner and encourage access to credit,
  • tax: make public authorities aware of the identity of persons with a property right so they can collect tax.
The issuing of title deeds is the core business of the notary. That’s why the Notariat has decided to act and become heavily involved in actions in support of land reforms.
 
This action is also part of the general policy carried out by the French Notariat to contribute, in addition to other stakeholders in the land arena, and respecting cultural diversity, to the establishment of a rule of law, a cornerstone of economic development.
 
Since June 2007, the Title Commission has been bringing together initiatives and coordinating joint action plans.
 
On 10 November 2009, a symposium was held at the Higher Council of French Notariat under the high patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, bringing together all the players in this field around the theme "Land Security and Economic Development: The title of property ownership in developing countries".
 
The International Union of Notaries organised six international conferences in January 2012 in Burkina Faso, in January 2013 in Mexico, in December 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, in December 2017 in Niamey and Thessaloniki, and in June 2018 in Sarajevo on the subject.
development of Tunisia's cultural heritage
Le projet Patrimoine Tunisie s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme Tounes Wijhetouna (« Tunisie : notre destination ») d’appui à la diversification du tourisme en Tunisie.
 
Consacré à la valorisation de sites patrimoniaux, le projet se divise en deux composantes principales :

1. Appui à l'appropriation, la préservation et la valorisation des patrimoines bâtis tunisiens,
2. Appui à la modernisation du Musée de Carthage et à la valorisation de son environnement.

De façon transversale, ce projet veille à mettre en place des actions de renforcement de...
The Tunisia Heritage project is part of the Tounes Wijhetouna ("Tunisia: Our Destination") programme to support the diversification of tourism in Tunisia.
 
Dedicated to the promotion of heritage sites, the project is divided into two main components:

1. Support for the appropriation, preservation and promotion of Tunisia's built heritage,
2. Support for the modernisation of Carthage Museum and the improvement of its environment.

In a cross-cutting way, this project seeks to implement capacity-building actions and knowledge transfer, particularly in the area of heritage management.
 
Among the expected results:

• At least 15 remarkable buildings will be rehabilitated, converted or restored, especially in the ancient centres.
Project leaders selected to occupy rehabilitated buildings will be supported in the implementation of durable, sustainable activities.
• Stakeholders contributing to the inventory, rehabilitation and conservation of heritage (in local communities in particular) will benefit from training and capacity-building actions.
• Carthage Museum and its immediate surroundings (including Place de l’Unesco) will be renovated.
• An interpretation centre will be created to promote the riches of the Carthage site to the public.
Accra Mobile - participatory mapping of small-scale transport
A Accra, 80% des déplacements motorisés sont assurés par les Trô-Trô. Ces véhicules - des minibus de 10 à 19 passagers - sont exploités par des opérateurs privés qui s'organisent le long de lignes. En 2015, le gouvernement Ghanéen a créé les DoTs (Departement of Transports) au sein de quatre municipalités d'Accra. Ces organismes - notamment en charge de la régulation des taxis et des Trô-Trô au sein de la capitale Ghanéenne - ont procédé à un appel à projet pour cartographier le transport artisanal et ainsi développer les outils nécessaires à l'analyse du fonctionnement du réseau de Trô-Trô. L'objectif second était de développer une...
In Accra, 80% of motorised trips are provided by the Trô-Trô. These vehicles - minibuses for 10 to 19 passengers - are run by private operators who organise their service along routes. In 2015, the Ghanaian government created DoTs (Transport Departments) in four Accra municipalities. These bodies - notably in charge of the regulation of taxis and Trô-Trô in the Ghanaian capital - have issued a call for projects to map small-scale transport and thus develop the tools necessary to analyse the functioning of the Trô-Trô network. The second objective was to develop an innovative approach around digital common places - via the use of OpenSreetMap tools - in order to simplify the process of data collection, processing and formatting.
 
The project was divided into three phases:
 
Phase 1 - line identification
Concordia University students identified the 300 lines that make up Accra's transportation system and then, on a sample of 60 lines, conducted studies on the frequency of line departures.
 
Phase 2 - data collection
The Transitec design office, with the help of the Jungle Bus team, worked to formalise an automated data collection and processing protocol, before formatting the data describing the Trô-Trô transport offer.
 
Phase 3 - data processing and publication
Following the identification of lines during phases 1 and 2 of the project, Ghanaian OpenStreetMap contributors began recording the location of stops and GPS tracks of the Trô-Trô lines directly on OpenStreetMap using OSM Tracker.
 
Data quality was monitored throughout the collection process by the Jungle Bus team. An OSM validation tool (Jungle Bus ruleset) was created for this purpose, allowing the plug-in to send alerts to collection supervisors when an error or omission is spotted. The OSM2GTFS tool finally created a GTFS dataset from GPRS routes extracted from OSM and a schematic map of Accra's Trô-Trô network was created.
OPAL - big data supporting development
Depuis quelques années, le monde vit une « révolution des données ». L’utilisation du téléphone, de réseaux sociaux, de paiements électroniques, dans nos activités personnelles et sociales crée de plus en plus de données qui sont de plus en plus précises (“big data“). Celles-ci sont en majorité produites, stockées et exploitées par des entreprises privées : opérateurs télécoms, banques, plateformes web et réseaux sociaux, etc. Or, en matière notamment de santé, d'éducation, d'agriculture ou de transport par exemple, les opportunités sont considérables pour mieux diagnostiquer grâce à ces données les besoins des populations et des...
In recent years, the world has been experiencing a "data revolution." The use of telephones, social networks and electronic payments in our personal and social activities creates more and more data that is more and more accurate ("big data"). Most of this data is produced, stored and operated by private companies: telecom operators, banks, web platforms and social networks, etc. However, in the areas of health, education, agriculture and transport, for example, there are considerable opportunities to better diagnose the needs of populations and regions through this data. Can big data be used ethically and securely to produce information for the public interest and sustainable development goals (SDGs)? This challenge is the ambition of the OPAL project (for "Open algorithms").
 
Launched in December 2016, the project is being developed by a consortium of public, private and academic partners around the Data-Pop Alliance think tank, MIT Media Lab, Orange, Imperial College London and the World Economic Forum.
 
AFD's funding of 1.5 million euros means an initial version of the solution has begun to be deployed, as well as pilot operations in Colombia and Senegal, in partnership with national statistics agencies and two major telecoms operators (Sonatel in Senegal and Telefónica in Colombia). This funding provides a boost to a project already supported by the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).
 
Eco-construction of a wooden-made and bioclimatic operations building at Aubevoye’s water treatment plant
L’ensemble de la station d’épuration d’Aubevoye répond à une démarche HQE® innovante, proposant un bâtiment d’exploitation bioclimatique en ossature bois en pin douglas. Les matériaux naturels et performants utilisés permettant une construction saine, confortable et pérenne, à énergie positive grâce à une toiture photovoltaïque.
Le bâtiment est orienté sur un axe Nord-Sud permettant de bénéficier d’un ensoleillement optimal pendant la période de l'hiver et pendant l'été la chaleur est dissipée par la ventilation double flux et les dispositifs de brise-soleil en toiture. L'ensemble du bâtiment s'intègre dans un...
Aubevoye’s water treatment plant meets the requirements of the innovative HQE process, offering a bioclimatic operations building with a Douglas pine tree wooden frame.
The natural and high performance materials used enable a safe, comfortable and long-lasting construction which is also positive-energy thanks to a photovoltaic roof. The building is oriented on a North/South axis, benefiting from an optimal sunshine over the winter, while in summer the heat is dissipated thanks to the dual-flow ventilation system and the sun-breaker devices on the roof.
The building is integrated within an eco-landscaped site which fosters the development of biodiversity.
Recyclean®: an exclusive process for reusing polluted roads
L’économie circulaire est déterminante pour l’avenir du BTP car elle contribue à préserver les ressources et à mieux gérer les déchets. Elle s’inscrit pleinement dans la transition écologique et l’innovation, deux des piliers du plan stratégique d’Eiffage.
 
Ainsi Eiffage Route a mis au point Recyclean®, un procédé exclusif de réemploi des chaussées polluées, notamment par des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP) qui s’inscrit pleinement dans cette stratégie. Recyclean® permet de régénérer ce type de chaussées et de retraiter les matériaux existants. Cette solution ne génère pas de déchets, ni de...
The circular economy is crucial for the future of construction because it helps preserve resources and better manage waste. It is fully in line with the ecological transition and innovation, two of the pillars of Eiffage's strategic plan.
 
So Eiffage Route has developed Recyclean®, an exclusive process for reusing polluted roadways, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which is fully part of this strategy. Recyclean® allows this type of roadway to be regenerated and existing materials to be reprocessed. This solution generates no waste or landfill costs for polluted materials and fully meets the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act (LTECV) of 2015, which aims, among other things, to reduce the amount of waste admitted in storage facilities by 30% by 2020 compared to 2010, and 50% by 2025.
 
Ecologically and socially virtuous, the Recyclean® process avoids using new materials on construction sites as well as movements of trucks loaded with polluted materials. Recyclean® is also more economical because it avoids both the transport and the systematic landfilling of these materials.
ActivSkeen: an energy-producing building envelope
Parce que demain se construit aujourd’hui et que le bâtiment est aux avant-postes de la transition énergétique, de la lutte contre le changement climatique et de l’évolution des modes de vie et de travail, ActivSkeen crée des solutions de façades et d’enveloppes actives et esthétiques réduisant l’empreinte environnementale du bâtiment et améliorant le confort des occupants.
 
Ainsi ce n’est plus, un élément de façade assurant les fonctionnalités d’étanchéité, d’isolation et de ventilation, qui est installé, mais un élément produisant, en plus de ces fonctionnalités de base, de l’énergie. ActivSkeen fait appel...
Because tomorrow is being built today and building is at the forefront of the energy transition, the fight against climate change and changing lifestyles and work, ActivSkeen creates solutions with facades and active, aesthetical envelopes that reduce the building's environmental footprint and improve occupant comfort.
 
So it is no longer about installing a façade element providing the functionality of waterproofing, insulation and ventilation, but an element producing, in addition to these basic features, energy. ActivSkeen uses built-in photovoltaic technologies (BIPV) as well as dynamic glazing solutions. It controls the entire value chain, from the design of materials to their installation and implementation engineering.
 
These solutions help produce positive energy buildings (PEBs) and energy self-sufficiency at the islet or neighbourhood level. The interfaces are simplified for better control of projects, from the first draft to
closing the construction site.
300 participants at the 1st Free Transport City Meetings
Vous n’avez pas pu passer à côté : depuis le 1er septembre 2018, l’agglomération dunkerquoise est devenue la plus grande agglomération française à proposer un réseau de transports en commun entièrement gratuit à ses 200 000 habitants et à tous ses visiteurs. Dans la foulée, Dunkerque accueillait les premières Rencontres des villes du transport gratuit.
 
L’événement, le premier du genre en France, a attiré plus de 300 personnes – élus, techniciens, usagers, militants associatifs – venues des quatre coins du pays, voire de plus loin (Pologne, Allemagne, Estonie, Suisse, Brésil…).
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You couldn't miss it: since 1 September 2018, the Dunkirk conurbation has become the largest French city to offer a completely free public transport network to its 200,000 inhabitants and all its visitors. In the process, Dunkirk hosted the first Free Transport City Meetings.
 
The event, the first of its kind in France, attracted more than 300 people - elected officials, experts, users, community activists - from all over the country, and even further afield (Poland, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland, Brazil...).
Invited to discover Dunkirk’s new bus network and the major urban developments carried out throughout the city, participants also attended roundtable discussions and expert presentations. A wonderful moment to reflect, question and exchange views before (perhaps) going free themselves.
Smartseille, the eco-neighbourhood of the future to live in the present
La Ville de Marseille et l’établissement public Euroméditerranée réalisent dans les quartiers nord de la ville la plus grande opération de rénovation urbaine d’Europe du Sud. C’est dans ce cadre que "smartseille", le projet d’écoquartier conçu par Eiffage, a vu le jour : 58 000 m2 ont été construits sur 2,7 ha en associant harmonieusement logements, bureaux et services tout en offrant des logements et des bureaux à des prix accessibles et un accès aisé à toutes les nouvelles technologies.

Cet écoquartier du XXIe siècle apporte aussi à ses habitants comme à ses usagers le meilleur du développement durable :...
The City of Marseille and the Euroméditerranée public institution are carrying out the largest urban renewal operation in Southern Europe in the northern districts of the city. It is within this context that "smartseille", the eco-neighbourhood project designed by Eiffage, was born: 58,000 m2 were built on 2.7 hectares by harmoniously combining housing, offices and services while offering housing and offices at affordable prices and easy access to all new technologies.

This 21st century eco-neighbourhood also provides its inhabitants and users with the best sustainable development: supply of renewable energy, eco-design of buildings adapted to the Mediterranean environment, a mix of functions, urban agriculture.

With great technical ambition and with the help of Orange Business Services, smartseille promotes urban digital transformation and responds to new lifestyles and ways of working. Technology is not an end in itself but a means to make accessible innovative services that simplify the lives of residents, promote the development of social ties and encourage the sharing of resources: e-concierge, dynamic signage, interactive terminals, shared car parks. A web and mobile portal serves as a platform for interaction between residents.
Energy transition and urban planning video: how to move towards sustainable cities?
Croiser les enjeux de l’environnement, du climat, de l’énergie et des réseaux avec les politiques de l’urbanisme, de la mobilité et de l’habitat est essentiel pour construire des projets de territoires durables. L’aménagement des territoires est le levier le plus efficace pour réussir la transition énergétique dans la mesure où il impacte directement la demande en énergie.
 
Il peut par exemple créer des villes dépendantes de la voiture et très minéralisées, ne permettant pas de réguler les températures, ou tout au contraire des villes économes et résilientes offrant un cadre de vie attractif à leurs...
Combining environmental, climate, energy and network issues with urban planning, mobility and housing policies is essential for building sustainable regional projects. Land use is the most effective lever for successful energy transition as it directly impacts energy demand.
For example, it can create car-dependent, highly concrete cities which do not regulate temperatures, or, on the contrary, economical, resilient cities offering an attractive living environment for their inhabitants.
Thus, a well-organised region, sufficiently dense which makes the most of its local resources, can at the same time reduce its energy needs, produce its own energy and adapt to the climate of the future. The urban planning code now offers opportunities that communities can seize on.
This video, produced by Agam and DREAL Provence Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in association with the region's technical services, is a relevant way of presenting legal levers and making them possible by local examples of successfully integrating the energy transition into urban planning. Elected officials, experts and planning stakeholders, it's up to us!