All economic and geographical sectors are potentially affected by the benefits of the circular economy. Cities are nevertheless particularly central in these transformations because of the amplifying nature of the human concentrations present there.
This fact sheet is part of a series on innovative solutions for the sustainable city related to the circular economy.
The ZAC des Rives créatives de l'Escaut is a true sustainable and intelligent district that develops a 26-hectare program that mixes functions: housing, urban park, businesses, offices, internationally renowned schools, shops, and business services.
The implementation of a site-wide geothermal network is part of a dynamic and sustainable energy management. This network recovers the fatal energy from the Data Center, a key element of the smart thermal grid.
This series of factsheets has been published under the direction of the former Vivapolis network, a partnership structure initiated by the Ministry of Ecological Transition aimed at fostering synergies between players and promoting French expertise in sustainable cities internationally.
In December 2019, the Vivapolis network merged with the Institut pour la Ville Durable (IVD) to create the association France Ville Durable (Sustainable City by France). The Vivapolis sheets are now listed under the aegis of France Ville Durable.