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La Toile Alimentaire (food web), a management tool of the Regional Food Project of the Urban Community Le Havre Seine Métropole

The ambitions of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community's Regional Food Project are to promote access to quality food, for the benefit of the health of all inhabitants, and to develop a local food economy.


The aim of this project is to provide advice and regional support, to give visibility to local initiatives and to bring out economic opportunities in the community's food chain.


The "Reinventing the Seine" approach: a call for innovative projects to support regional development

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.

BBC observatory: a tool to capitalise on best practices in low-consumption renovation and positive-energy construction

In October 2009, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE), ADEME and the Effinergie Association officially launched a tool to share experience on low-consumption building operations: the BBC Observatory (

Since its inception, the BBC Observatory’s mission has been to address the following issues:

 Support the generalisation of positive-energy buildings and massification of renovation,

Make best use of professional know-how,

Protecting Oshakati from heavy flooding during the rainy season

Oshakati is one of the largest cities in northern Namibia and regularly suffers from heavy flooding during the rainy season.


In collaboration with its partner IMDC, Tractebel has developed a sustainable solution to protect Oshakati from these floods. This solution involves constructing an embankment to the north-west of the city as well as bridges and locks to divert and control floodwaters coming from Angola around the city. At the top of the embankment, part of the future ring road will be modelled in 3D and built according to Oshakati's design master plan.

The Hauts de l'Orne: a naturally innovative district

A special place to live just a stone's throw from the Orne Valley and its green way on a site with 7,000 years of history: the future EcoDistrict de Fleury-sur-Orne is currently being developed by Caen la Mer, the commune of Fleury-sur-Orne and Normandie Aménagement (Normandy Development). The work is scheduled until 2030.


Caen Peninsula: reconquering a territory

The Caen Peninsula urban project offers new perspectives to the area of Caen la Mer. Sustainable neighbourhoods, soft transport modes, river atmosphere, green environment, economic, cultural and sporting activities all promise an unrivalled environment and quality of life.


Societal trends impacting mobility and logisitics in Europe at the horizon 2030

Mobility4EU is a Coordination and Support Action of the European Commission started in January 2016 and lasting for 3 years, until 31 December 2018. The project aims at delivering a vision for the European transport system in 2030 and an action plan including a roadmap to implement that vision. A deliverable was issued in 2016 to establish a comprehensive view of societal trends that have an impact on mobility and logistics in the future, in Europe at the horizon 2030.

WEECAM project: implementation of a sustainable W3E recovery sector in Cameroon

Solidarité Technologique is a French association working in Yaounde in the field of vocational training for disadvantaged young people and the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (W3E).

Cellal e Kisal Programme: reducing maternal, neonatal and child morbidity and mortality in Senegal

The rural region of Kolda in southern Senegal is marked by maternal and child mortality rates well above national values due to lack of infrastructure and health personnel.

Moreover, due to their geographical distance and the low level of information available to them on care options, there is a low rate of attendance at health facilities by isolated communities within the region.


Cellal e Kisal improves access to quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by developing an integrated device using information and communication technologies (ICT).

MobiSan - Digital health notebook

From January 2015 to June 2018 in Burkina Faso, Gret (an international development NGO) implemented the MobiSan project in partnership with Djantoli (Southern Health Association) and two Burkina Faso associations (Apac and ABF Fandima) with funding from AFD (French Development Agency).


This project aimed to improve the use of best health and nutritional practices and maternal and infant health services by people in Gourma province.

PAMTAC-B: Structuring Brazzaville's food supply from periurban areas

In the periurban area of the capital of the Republic of Congo, most of the economy is focused on Brazzaville’s food supply. Periurban agriculture puts a lot of pressure on natural resources (water, soil, plants), which affects the environment, public health and food security.

Improving sanitary conditions and preventing water-borne diseases in Burundi

The project covers a commune in a peri-urban area: Mutimbuzi, a province of rural Bujumbura in Burundi, west of the capital and close to the Congolese border. It aims to improve the sanitary conditions of the target communities and reduce the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea. Beyond the establishment of hydraulic and sanitary facilities, real work on awareness raising/behavioural education has been developed using a comprehensive participatory approach to ensure long-term improvements.

Africompost: creation of household waste recovery channels

Managing household waste is a huge challenge in developing countries. Municipalities are facing increasing amounts of waste with limited financial resources. When collected, they are usually buried haphazardly on the periphery.

AIDS, health and development: gender and HIV

Because young girls are little or poorly informed, because too few women manage to secure condom use, because contraception, access to treatment and health too often remain "women's business": inequalities between the sexes are considered to be one of the factors driving the AIDS epidemic.

New Economic Models, opportunities for regional sustainable development

Economy of functionality, circular, collaborative, social and solidary... a flood of new economic forms is emerging and taking shape!

They are all possible solutions and avenues to be explored by regions and companies.

The result of co-production between Cerdd (Sustainable Development Resource Centre) and a panel of stakeholders from the region (regional authorities, entrepreneurs, economic networks, institutions, researchers etc), this educational resource aims to decipher and promote the realisation of new, more sustainable economic models in our regions.

"Water and Biodiversity: A winning pair to adapt to climate change"

In June 2018, Cerdd organised, in partnership with the Seine Normandy Water Agency, ADOPTA, ADEME and the Hauts-de-France Regional Council (FEDER), a half-day of information and discussion to strengthen knowledge and improve stakeholder awareness on the issues and solutions around "water, biodiversity and climate", as well as contributing to their tools on this matter.

Halle aux sucres ; an exemplary rehabilitation serving a new urban governance

Within the walls of a former port warehouse, a resources and expertise centre has been set up to inspire the sustainable city.

Around an ambitious project of Sustainable City Learning Centre, the“ Halle aux sucres” a fertile ecosystem consisting of an urban planning agency (AGUR), the local Urban Archives, the National Specialised Institute for Regional Studies (INSET) and the planning services of the Urban Community. This is conducive to the emergence of a regional co-construction and co-management dynamic which forms the basis of the new urban governance.

New free transport network in Dunkirk: summary of key results

Since 1 September 2018, the Dunkirk Urban Community has been the largest European city to offer free public transport 7 days a week for all users. Everyone can use it as they please for their professional, academic or personal travel.

The new reorganisation of the DK'BUS Marine network and all the improvements carried out have improved the public transport network’s reliability, fluidity and speed.


Consultation tools for the Local Intercommunal Urban Plan of Grenoble Alpes Metropole

CARTICIPE / DEBATOMAP' is an online participatory tool designed by the Repérage Urbain team to expand the consultation process on urban projects or urban planning documents.

This tool was set up for consultation on the Local Intercommunal Urban Plan of Grenoble Alpes Metropole (49 municipalities, 443,000 inhabitants), with 3 different phases of debates (October 2016 to March 2018).

Thanks to an interactive map, local citizens and stakeholders could suggest ideas and spark debates on regional land use planning.

"If the city" : for territory-wide consultation with all its users (EpaMarne)

This tool is aimed at all users of a region (residents, students, employees, businesses, travellers, tourists etc) to encourage them to question its long-term evolution. Both a simulator and a serious game, it invites users to put themselves in the place of the planner and to address the major challenges facing the region by 2030: to solve the housing crisis, ensure a socio-economic balance, reduce the carbon footprint, etc.

Industrial demonstrators for the sustainable city: Rêve de Scènes Urbaines

The industrial demonstrator for the sustainable city Rêve de Scènes Urbaines (Dream of Urban Scenes), led by VINCI, Véolia and Artelia, offers an original approach with cooperation between public and private stakeholders in the city to experiment and produce innovative urban solutions. It is initially part of a constantly changing region, Plaine Commune, itself located in the heart of Greater Paris.


To function, the demonstrator relies on an open ecosystem whose objectives are to implement:

a partnership platform for urban innovation,

ActivSkeen: an energy-producing building envelope

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.

LIVA: employment and training company specialising in construction logistics

Developed on the initiative of the VINCI Foundation for the City, LIVA is an employment and training company whose aim is to provide logistics services to building sites. A social joint venture, LIVA aims to work throughout France and for numerous clients, starting on the construction sites of Ile-de-France.


Eurovia completes the world's first 100% recycled road

Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI specialising in the construction of transport infrastructure and urban development, in collaboration with Marini-Ermont (Fayat Group), is the only operator in the world to have mastered 100% recycling technology. The world's first "100% recycled road" was built on a 1 km section of the A10 motorway (VINCI Autoroutes network) between Pons and Saint-Aubin, in the Gironde department, as part of a major motorway renovation project.


Waste Marketplace: digital solution specialising in site waste management

Waste Marketplace is the simpler, more economical and environmentally friendly digital site waste management solution.

It allows skips to be ordered for disposal of waste quickly and easily at the best price on the market.

Waste Marketplace, a site waste specialist, can also act as an expert to provide innovative, tailor-made solutions for atypical waste management.

Power Road®: the very positive energy road

With Power Road®, Eurovia (a subsidiary of VINCI) adds a new function to the road: thermal energy production. Captured through solar radiation, thermal solar energy can be stored and returned to surrounding buildings and infrastructure. The energy generated helps to heat residential buildings, office buildings, shops, EcoDistricts or public facilities such as swimming pools, improving their energy mix.

NOxer®: process of capturing nitrogen compounds released by exhaust gases

Each year, more than one million tonnes of nitrogen oxide (NOx) is produced in France, almost 50% of which is produced from vehicle exhaust gases. Recognised as hazardous to health, these gases are at the root of many respiratory problems, especially in frail people. To address this issue and this public health challenge, Eurovia (a subsidiary of VINCI) has developed a unique and innovative process, NOxer®.

Trilib', self-service waste sorting

To allow more Parisians to sort their waste more simply and be able to provide a solution to the 10% of Parisians who do not have a yellow bin, Citeo conducted and financed an experiment in Paris: 40 trilib' stations, local collection containers available 24 hours a day, located in 4 districts.

Ground Control 2018 : SNCF’s new temporary location in Paris

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.

Recyclean®: an exclusive process for reusing polluted roads

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.


Luciole®, a safe and environmentally friendly solution for reducing the public lighting bill by more than 50%

Public lighting is a major expense for local authorities. Luciole®, Eiffage's solution, which combines a clear road surface and controlled LED lights with automatic user detection, allows lighting to be provided "just as needed" by automatically varying the light intensity depending on the presence and speed of movement of vehicles or pedestrians. This safe and environmentally friendly solution reduces the public lighting bill by more than 50%.


Cities, digital technology and social innovation: french experiences

Over recent years, we have witnessed the constant growth of urban density all around the world: according to the United Nations (UN), around 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. This global phenomenon is associated with numerous challenges, such as sustainable development and air quality, the transformation of transport and mobility, the preservation of public services, access to health care and the promotion of living better together.


GeoGuyane - Mapping Portal of French Guyana

GeoGuyane is an infrastructure for sharing and using geographic information in French Guyana.


 Without replacing the various existing GIS, this portal allows the public and all stakeholders to access from the Internet all geographical information (maps, data...) identified within the region.


The operational implementation of GeoGuyane has been entrusted to the AUDeG, which is in charge of its general management.


From its website (, it’s possible to access:

Evaluate your energy projects with Enersquid

Enersquid is a platform for evaluating energy projects that aims to help industrialists and regions to implement the energy transition. It is characterised by:

The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets

In July 2018, WWF France published a study entitled “The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets”.

The study, a collaborative project with EcoAct, highlights the responsibility of French cities in terms of climate change, their commitment to this front, and proposes local targets, inspired by the Paris Agreement, for France’s ten largest cities.

Towards sustainable airport areas

In a context of increasing globalisation of trade, increasing international flows of goods and people, and the resulting global increase in air traffic, international airports are strategic assets for the development and attractiveness of the countries and territories that host and serve them. International airports and their surrounding areas are of increasingly strategic importance for the development of the metropolitan regions they serve. They are also evolving and becoming distinctive economic and urban places in their own right.

Implementation of a GIS for the sanitation business in the Cloud

Following a project financed by the French Development Agency carried out as part of the updating of the sanitation and drainage master plan for the District of Abidjan, a Geographical Information System with the constitution of a database relating to the master plan was developed for the Autonomous District of Abidjan (DAUD).


Feasibility study and securing of the water supply scheme and drinking water network in Namibia

Following numerous visits by Altereo to Namibia, priority areas have been identified to deal with the problems of ageing networks, leaks and deterioration of the water supply.

To this end, it was decided to urgently rehabilitate the supply pipe serving the municipality of Keetmanshoop from the Naute dam. In addition, it was also agreed that the Keetmanshoop distribution system would be diagnosed, a drinking water master plan would be prepared and a high-performance asset management project would be installed.


Implementation of a geographic information system on Greater Tunis / National Sanitation Office

The objective of the ONAS (National Sanitation Office) through this contract is to set up a Geographic Information System, in collaboration with the operational information system of ONAS business activities on the perimeter of Greater Tunis, namely:

• 7 million inhabitants

• 1 910 000 subscribers,

• 176 communes,

• 16 900 km of linear network,

• 119 sewage treatment plants,

• 788 pumping stations,

• 263 million m³ water collected.


Optimisation study of the renewal of drinking water pipes with HpO® artificial intelligence in Noumea

The City of Noumea has selected the Thésée Ingénierie (Altereo's subsidiary in New Caledonia) - SAFEGE - Altereo consortium to implement its drinking water supply master plan. Altereo is specifically involved in asset management, and more precisely in optimised scheduling of pipework renewal.

Altereo finds in Noumea the opportunity to apply its innovative HpO® system based on artificial intelligence. The City of Noumea has asset data provided and especially an 18-year history of leaks on the network.


Implementation of professional GIS for the Phnom Penh water authority

As part of the "Greater Phnom Penh Water Supply System" ("PPWSA") project, Phnom Penh wished to restructure and increase the performance of its water service. In the midst of a major transformation, the number of subscribers is increasing by 15 000 to 20 000 a year. It is therefore essential to have a GIS capable, in particular, of structuring its asset knowledge.


When supplying the Geographic Information System (GIS) solution "KIS", Altereo Informatique had to ensure:

· The definition of a GIS data model and the migration of existing descriptive data

Implementation of a GIS to modernise drinking water management in Nha Trang city

Nha Trang, an extremely touristy seaside town, is the capital of the province of Khanh Hoa. This project is organised as part of the memorandum signed in June 2007 by the French and Vietnamese governments to promote technical and technological cooperation between the two countries.


The project should lead to an improvement in the performance of the drinking water service, both in its daily operation and in the long-term management of its networks, through the creation of an operational unit for managing the Geographic Information System (GIS).


The urban programming approach for a project on old and deprived inner-city areas

Within the framework of the Regional Forum of Urban Renewal Actors (FRARU), the French National Agency for Urban Renewal (ANRU) and the National Agency for Housing (ANAH) held a methodological workshop in 2015 on the renovation of old and deprived inner city areas. The synthesis of this workshop, “the urban programming approach for a project on old and deprived inner city areas”, analyses the specificities of the approaches and definitions for implementing an urban renewal project in an old inner city area, within the framework of the New National Urban Renewal Program (NPNRU).

Innovating in urban renewal areas

“Innovating in urban renewal areas ” is a short methodological sheet proposed by the French National Agency for Urban Renewal (ANRU) as part of the New National Urban Renewal Program (NPNRU) and the Investment for the Future Program “sustainable and supportive city”. Innovation is presented, through 10 examples of innovative urban projects, as a lever for improvement, contributing to addressing the needs of priority inner city areas of urban policy.