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Free time & urban dynamics
 
Leisure time is nowadays, in Western countries, the main time of life, and it is constantly increasing. How to define it? What are the new practices? What places to devote to it? In what way does it constitute a lever for regional development?   Bouygues Construction wished to conduct a collaborative discussion on this theme, with the aim of bringing the issue of free time into line with the city's region.   To do this, the floor was given to a dozen experts who observe and analyse practices, who deal with these realities on a daily basis and...
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Vivrou.com : l’assistant personnel digital pour les mobilités professionnelles et résidentielles
 
Vivrou.com is a digital concierge service for residential and professional mobility.   • Thanks to regionalised data, this platform helps support employees throughout their mobility process: choice of location, available real estate, mobility aids and connection to essential services in the area.   • The recommendations are personalised according to the user so they can find a future place to live that best integrates the needs and desires of their household, by classifying and showing regions in a contextualised way (points of interest, real...
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Cities and mobilities - Reinventing proximity
 
Reducing the need to travel, consuming locally, taking advantage of local services in the neighbourhood, favouring soft mobility, working remotely ... they’re transforming our mobility routes and reinventing our daily lives in the quest for proximity. It’s within this context that Bouygues Construction has conducted open and collaborative reflection on the mobility of goods and people by projecting our uses and practices to 2030.   Mobility operators, local authorities, institutions, companies, start-ups, sociologists, real estate players etc...
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Angers Loire Métropole, towards an intelligent region
 
With 7000 jobs and 900 companies generating €1.3 billion in turnover in the electronics and digital sector, Angers Loire Métropole (ALM) was awarded the French Tech label in 2015.   To enrich the daily life of citizens and make it simpler, smarter and more harmonious, ALM continues its transformation towards an intelligent region. To become the French model in this area, Angers Loire Métropole has chosen the consortium led by ENGIE Solutions, the Group's leading brand in the zero-carbon transition associated with SUEZ, La Poste and the VYV Group....
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Managing the food supply during the pandemic: initiatives in French cities
 
  Management of the food sector has been a crucial issue during Covid-19 crisis. A basic need for everybody, obtaining food is an essential activity that can-not be interrupted or endangered. But how can the safety and quality of the food supply be guaranteed for everyone during a health crisis? What mechanisms have been put in place in French cities in response to this unprecedented emergency? What lessons can be learned from the pandemic? Should we expect more long-term changes in the way that we produce, consume and recycle? To what extent can local French initiatives...
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Smart Maps: the professional digital cartographic media to describe a region
 
Lots of people (local authorities and municipalities, estate agents and developers, employers etc) need to "sell" their region and their projects for different reasons.   Smart Maps by E-attract are the French cartographic solution that meets this need in a targeted, personalised way - by combining data, functionalities and geographical interfaces in an innovative way.   For the consumer, the end user, it is a simple, easy, fun solution that gives a precise idea of a location and its amenities (transport, shops, etc), while at the same time...
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PanneauPocket: a simple, effective communication tool in real time
 
To date, 1077 French communes are equipped with PanneauPocket. The municipal team in charge of communication connects to the panneaupocket.com platform to write information and alert messages. A notification is sent immediately to the smartphones of inhabitants of the municipality who have downloaded the free app.   In many rural areas, villages are spread over a large geographical area, sometimes without a real town centre. Often, there are no more places to live that create a link and the Town Hall has to display its information in multiple places. The creation...
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Culture and heritage, accelerators of the industrial reconversion of the Nord - Pas de Calais mining basin
 
The Cité des Électriciens was built by the Bruay Mining Company in the 19th century to house the miners' families. It is the oldest surviving mining town in the Pas-de-Calais mining basin. It bears witness to the architecture of the first mining cottages.   In 2008, the town was gradually emptied of its inhabitants and left abandoned since the mining activity in Bruay-La-Buissière stopped. In 2012, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Mining Basin would be listed by UNESCO as an "evolving cultural landscape".   In 2013, work began on the rehabilitation and...
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SUEZ, a catalyst for social inclusion in the regions
 
In France, employment is a priority societal issue, particularly for local authorities, which increasingly include inclusion clauses in their calls for tender. At the same time, the advent of new economic opportunities linked to the ecological transition is becoming a real lever for the social and solidarity economy.   To meet these new challenges, SUEZ has created a social innovation cluster and the Maison pour Rebondir programme.    Through this programme, the group is renewing and strengthening its operational collaboration with...
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Grand Ouarzazate, an oasis town for the 21st century
 
Grand Ouarzazate, located on the southern slope of the High Atlas at the gateway to the desert and sub-Saharan Africa, is rich in its thousand-year-old culture and exceptional sites. The activity of this region has been positioned in recent decades on its tourist potential and hosting the cinematographic industry. The "Noor Ouarzazate" solar complex opens up a new aspect of its attractiveness.   The international teams brought together by the Ateliers de Cergy were called upon in 2018 to work collectively on a course formulated for the Grand Ouarzazate by the...
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Planning the French-Chinese sustainable city of WUHAN
 
SUEZ Consulting will be designing a new eco-district in the Chinese city of Wuhan, after winning a competition organized by the city as part of a Franco-Chinese sustainable cities initiative.   The study requires an overall global planning vision of Caidian District in terms of low-carbon city, industrial innovation, environmental protection, ecology and urban agriculture, and quality of life standards.   In such, to establish the concepts, ideas and vision of the urban design and propose a demonstrative eco-city project based on a Sino French...
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The promotion of short agricultural supply chains for better food solidarity
 
With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.   The factsheet “The promotion of short agricultural supply chains for better food solidarity” presents the food strategy of Saint-Etienne Metropolis.  ...