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The "Reinventing the Seine" approach: a call for innovative projects to support regional development
En mars 2016, Paris, Rouen, Le Havre et Haropa - Ports de Paris Seine Normandie ont lancé l'appel à projets « Réinventer la Seine ».

Dans un élan comparable à l'appel à projets « Réinventer Paris », la démarche a constitué une nouvelle étape dans le développement de la Vallée de la Seine.

Les porteurs du projet, Ville de Paris, agglomérations de Rouen et du Havre, HAROPA Port de Paris Seine Normandie, se sont appuyés sur les trois agences d'urbanisme de l'Axe Seine (APUR, AURBSE et AURH) pour coordonner le dispositif de l'appel à projets à l'échelle des territoires parisiens,...
In March 2016, Paris, Rouen, Le Havre and Haropa - Ports de Paris Seine Normandie launched the call for projects "Reinventing the Seine".

In a similar vein to the "Reinventing Paris" call for projects, the initiative was a new step in the development of the Seine Valley.

The project sponsors, the City of Paris, the Rouen and Le Havre conurbations and HAROPA Port de Paris Seine Normandie relied on the three urban planning agencies of the Seine Axis (APUR, AURBSE and AURH) to coordinate the call for projects on the scale of the Paris, Rouen and Le Havre regions.

Nearly forty sites have been made available to innovators from all over the world (architects, town planners, economic players, start-ups, artists, designers, landscapers, etc) to encourage innovative projects and uses and thus strengthen the attractiveness and influence of the regions concerned.

The aim of this approach was to invent new ways of living on and by the water, on the Paris - Rouen - Le Havre axis. The process culminated in July 2017 with the designation of 20 winners, all meeting the requirements defined by the partners.

This approach to the development of the banks of the Seine and its canals has appealed to the boldness and creativity of professionals from all over the world and has been an accelerator of change.

In the years to come, the projects will be deployed along the Seine axis and will make visible another way of living along the river.
Video "Managing the rain: to better adapt to climate change!"
Le climat et la pluviométrie s'emballent ! Comment faire face au changement climatique ?
Exemple à Crépy-en-Valois (60) ville pilote sur la gestion durable des eaux pluviales. Vous verrez que les solutions "vertes" sont souvent plus efficaces et moins coûteuses que l'asphalte et le béton !
Climate and rainfall are a hot topic! How should we deal with climate change?
Take Crépy-en-Valois (60), pilot town for sustainable rainwater management, for example. You will see that "green" solutions are often more efficient and less expensive than asphalt and concrete!
Innovative design and sustainable public toilets demonstrator in Vitry sur Seine
WeCo expérimente avec le soutien de la Région Île-de-France et de la BPI ses toilettes innovantes, autonomes et durables à chasse d’eau depuis mai 2017 sur le site du Kilowatt à Vitry-sur-Seine.
WeCo's eco-friendly public toilets are part of an innovative approach to sustainable development by offering a response to environmental water-saving issues. Fully self-contained, they operate through an integrated wastewater recycling system.
This closed-circuit flushing technology makes the toilets completely independent of any connection to the sanitary system. In addition, electrical autonomy can be achieved by combining photovoltaic panels with a battery storage unit.
Since May 2017, WeCo has been experimenting, with the support of the Ile-de-France Region and the BPI, with its innovative, autonomous, sustainable toilets at the Kilowatt site in Vitry-sur-Seine.