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Towards sustainable airport areas
Dans un contexte de mondialisation croissante des échanges, d’intensification des flux internationaux de marchandises et de personnes, et de hausse globale du trafic aérien qui en découle, les aéroports internationaux constituent des atouts stratégiques pour le développement et l’attractivité des pays et territoires qui les accueillent et qu’ils desservent. La présence d’une place aéroportuaire génère des interactions multiples, entrainant des externalités positives (retombées économiques en termes d’emplois, fiscalité locale, desserte en transports…) ou inversement négatives : pollution atmosphérique, nuisances sonores, congestion...
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. At the same time, airport activity has a significant impact on the surrounding environment and generates positive externalities such as economic spin-off in terms of employment opportunities, taxes paid from airport business, transport services, etc. or negative externalities such as air pollution, noise, traffic congestion or agricultural land consumption, etc. Airport areas therefore face many challenges of their own, which need to be addressed at this territorial scale.
 
The Institut Paris Region launched the « sustainable airports” initiative in 2015 with the support of the NGO Metropolis. Three workshops on this theme were organized between Paris and Atlanta. This report stems from this initiative. It is divided into seven thematic chapters, dealing with the major challenges for sustainable airports, making recommendations and highlighting good practices, basing itself on the collective work carried out by the workshops ‘participants and additional research led by the project team.
The regional food project of Caen Normandy Metropole
Le projet alimentaire territorial de Caen Normandie Métropole a été lancé en octobre 2017 ; pendant une année, une démarche participative impliquant tous les acteurs du territoire a permis d'élaborer des orientations stratégiques qui ont été reconnues par le label du Programme national de l'alimentation (PNA) en février 2019.
 
 Par l'organisation d'ateliers thématiques et de visites de terrain localement (ferme urbaine, marché de gros, association d'insertion par le maraîchage, agriculteur permettant la cueillette aux particuliers, cantines proposant des menus végétariens....), les acteurs du...
Caen Normandy Metropole’s regional food project was launched in October 2017. For one year, a participatory approach involving all the regional players led to the development of strategic guidelines that were recognised by the National Food Programme (NFP) label in February 2019.
 
By organising thematic workshops and field visits locally (urban farm, wholesale market, association providing work in market gardening, farmer allowing individuals to do their own picking, canteens offering vegetarian menus and so on), stakeholders in the Caen region now have a qualitative and quantitative regional food diagnostic and routemaps to promote short food circuits.
 
The challenge now lies in implementing this ambitious 14-action plan, aimed at bringing consumers and food producers closer together in six strategic areas:

I - Implementing metropolitan food governance;
II - Taking food into account in planning and land use;
III - Supporting the local economy (distribution platform, vegetable provision, urban compost etc);
IV - Strengthening collaboration and social bonding (sustainable food house);
V - Promoting local sourcing in communities;
VI - Communicating about local food identity and Normandy gastronomy, raising awareness, educating and training.

The FRUGAL (Urban Forms and Food Governance) action research programme run with the University of Caen between 2016 and 2020 is proving to be a quality methodological support to this innovative community approach to food: researchers present the results of their research to elected officials each year and the participatory methodologies of communities at all levels (city, urban community, metropolitan cluster) allow for new partnerships between researchers and stakeholders.
The Hauts de l'Orne: a naturally innovative district
Un cadre de vie privilégié à deux pas de la Vallée de l’Orne et de la voie verte, sur un site riche de 7000 ans d’histoire : le futur ÉcoQuartier de Fleury-sur-Orne est actuellement développé par Caen la mer, la commune de Fleury-sur-Orne et Normandie Aménagement. Les travaux sont programmés jusqu’en 2030.

UN QUARTIER VÉGÉTAL
Premier ÉcoQuartier labellisé (étape 2 depuis 2018) à se construire sur Caen la mer, les Hauts de l’Orne offriront à ses futurs habitants, à horizon 2030, un vaste choix de logements individuels, semi-collectifs ou collectifs. Il se situera au cœur de 25 hectares de...
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.

A GREEN NEIGHBOURHOOD
The first certified EcoDistrict (stage 2 since 2018) to be built in Caen la Mer, by 2030, the Hauts de l'Orne will offer its future inhabitants a wide choice of individual, semi-collective and collective housing. It will be located at the heart of 25 hectares of natural landscaped parks, ponds, gentle vegetated paths, and very close to shops, services and innovative sports and recreational facilities. Located a 10-minute drive from the centre of Caen, it will be served by the new rail tram from 2019 and benefit from access to a heat network.

AN IN-SITU NURSERY
To produce trees and plants locally, an innovative initiative, unique in France, was proposed by Normandie Aménagement: to set up a nursery directly in the neighbourhood. Located on the last stage of the EcoDistrict, which will not be completed for 10 years, this nursery has been home to all the plants needed for the future landscaping of the district since 2018. In the long run, more than 40,000 plant species will have been grown directly on the site.
Innovative urban services for my citizens - Nantes Dans Ma Poche

Pour répondre à une demande croissante de la part de ses usagers, Nantes Métropole a fait appel à Orange Business Services pour proposer « Nantes Dans Ma Poche » : une solution qui facilite le quotidien des habitants et renforce le dialogue citoyen avec la collectivité. L'application a été co-conçue de façon participative et inédite : résidents et usagers des 24 communes de la métropole ont été sollicités pour participer à sa création afin d’identifier un ensemble de vingt services dont des services directement « Ville durable » :

TRI’SAC - les prochains rendez-vous de distribution des sacs pour le tri des déchets
QUALITÉ...

To meet the growing demand from its users, Nantes Métropole has called upon Orange Business Services to offer "Nantes Dans Ma Poche - Nantes in my pocket": a solution that makes everyday life easier for residents and strengthens civic dialogue with the community. The app was co-designed in a participatory and innovative way: residents and users of the 24 metropolitan municipalities were asked to participate in its creation and to identify a set of twenty services including "Sustainable City" services:
TRI'SAC - the next distributions for waste sorting bags
AIR QUALITY - detailed information provided about the overall air quality.
STATION BICLOO - availability of bicycles and support points at my favourite stations
LILA, TAN - real-time public transport timetables
VOIE PUBLIQUE - website for reporting problems to do with waste collection, green spaces and urban cleanliness, for a rapid response from the relevant city services
CART'O - a collaborative event mapping service that allows you to identify and describe the remarkable plants you come across or own
SONANTES - telling you which shops support the use of the local currency.
With Ma Ville Dans Ma Poche, Orange Business Services has democratised access to mobile apps for residents with a solution that combines simplicity, scalability and real-time information management. The Nantes in my pocket solution is based on the Ma Ville Dans Ma Poche service, which presents several service options and, above all, makes it possible to choose and promote local services in an autonomous way that really makes sense in terms of ecological transition.
Unveiling the potential of middle-sized conurbations
Les agglomérations moyennes sont au cœur de l’attention des pouvoirs publics depuis l’été 2017, avec la préparation d’un futur plan national villes moyennes. Avant même cette annonce, les élus du bureau de la FNAU avaient souhaité travailler sur ces agglomérations qui maillent le territoire français  mais qui ont aujourd’hui besoin de révéler leur potentiel, et, pour certaines d’entre elles, de rebondir. Pour construire cette  publication et les propositions qu’elle contient, cinq groupes thématiques ont été organisés  afin de mobiliser les témoignages des agences d’urbanisme, des collectivités, des représentants de l’Etat, des...
Middle-sized conurbations were the main focus of public authorities during the 2017 summer, while the future “middle-sized cities national plan” was under preparation. Even before this announcement, the elected representatives of the FNAU Board had chosen to work on these conurbations, which spread over the French territory, but yet currently need to unveil their potential, and for some of them, to bounce back.
To design this publication and the proposals that are included in it, 5 thematic groups were organized in order to rally the testimony of urban planning agencies, local governments, State representatives, national stakeholders and experts.
The FNAU Thematic Study 42 “unveiling the potential of middle-sized conurbations” therefore focuses on the variety of challenges and levers for middle-sized conurbations, as well as the engineering tools that can be mobilized to support them. This publication presents concrete proposals of levers that can be resorted to recapturing city centres, including through actions on housing and public spaces, working on central functions (particularly trade and higher education), on economic changes and innovation, mobility or culture and quality of life. 
Intelligent Urban Exchange (IUX) – Smart urban hub
IUX est une plateforme de données globales fournissant des applications par domaine (transport, énergie, eau, etc.) dans l'objectif de permettre aux villes et/ou opérateurs de disposer de tableaux de bord intuitifs pour prendre les bonnes décisions et de développer des solutions modernes (applications mobiles, nouveaux services en ligne, etc.), planifier et optimiser. > Architecture flexible, modulaire et évolutive > Mise à disposition de données hétérogènes depuis des sources de données urbaines statiques et dynamiques > Renseignements urbains et décisions en temps réel grâce à des alertes > Planification opérationnelle...
IUX is a comprehensive data hub creating apps for each field (transportation, energy, water etc), with the aim of providing cities and/or operators with intuitive dashboards to enable them to make the right decisions, develop modern solutions (mobile apps, new online services etc), plan and optimize.
-       Modular, evolving and flexible architecture,
-       Provision of heterogeneous data from both static and dynamic urban data sources
-       Urban intelligence and real-time decision-making thanks to alerts
-       Operational planning
-       Data security and privacy
-       Information and intelligence sharing with the city’s ecosystem
-       Fostering the development of urban apps
Smart City Directory - Commercial and Digital
A la fois levier de développement et facteur d’attractivité, le numérique fait partie intégrante de notre quotidien et s’inscrit à ce titre comme composante essentielle de la stratégie des commerces d’un territoire. Avec une palette d’outils allant de la gestion du stock à la commande, en passant par la communication et l’étude de marché, les opportunités offertes par le numérique aux commerces de proximité sont multiples et variables.
 
Les entreprises référencées « Commerces et numérique » dans l’annuaire Smart City de la Banque des Territoires proposent par exemple :
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Smart City Directory - Commercial and Digital
Both a lever for development and a factor of attractiveness, digital is an integral part of our daily lives and as such forms an essential component of the commercial strategy of a region. With a range of tools from stock management to ordering, communication and market research, the opportunities offered by digital to local commerce are many and varied.
 
Companies labelled "Commercial and Digital" in the Smart City Directory of the Banque des Territoires (Bank of the Regions) offer, for example:
 
Marketplaces for city centre retailers,
A better association of inhabitants with the diagnosis of the business needs of their neighbourhoods, so as to identify future required businesses,
A new approach to local e-commerce that combines web services with the use of social networks.
 
The Smart City Directory of the Banque des Territoires lets you discover the solutions of companies which work in the field of the smart city. This directory aims to bring together all the players in the city of tomorrow by linking local public players on the one hand and companies offering innovative regional services in the different sectors of the city on the other. Companies are invited to present their innovative offers here.
D2 Tower

La tour D2 est un bâtiment ovoïde conçu par un duo d’architectes français et américains pour remplacer l’immeuble de bureaux Veritas datant des années 80. Pensé comme un arbre avec à la racine une galerie marchande qui redonne vie à l’espace urbain et au sommet un « jardin des nuages » qui culmine à 171m, ce bâtiment à l’architecture moderne vient renouveler l’esthétique du quartier de la Défense à Paris. Avec son exostructure d'acier, la complexité de sa conception et les innovations dans les procédés utilisés pour la réaliser, la tour D2 a permis de réaliser 30% d'économie de matière. 

The D2 tower is an ovoid-shaped building designed by both a French and an American architects to replace the Veritas office building which dated back to the 80’s. Designed as a tree, with a shopping mall at its root, it rises a 171 m. This modern architecture building is renewing the aesthetics of the Defense district in Paris. With its exostratucture in steel, the complexity of its realisation and the innovations used to develop it, D2 tower saved 30% of materials.

Sustainable business area management
Renforcer l'attractivité de la zone d'activité et contribuer à la compétitivité des entreprises: gestion durable de la ZI du port d'Angot
La Gestion Durable de Zone d'Activité vise à :
- renforcer l'activité de la zone, mettre en oeuvre toutes les synergies possibles entre les entreprises et détecter des gisements d'économie;
- mettre en oeuvre toutes les synergies possibles entre les entreprises et collectivités;
- trouver et mettre en oeuvre des pratiques qui réduisent les impacts environnementaux et qui valorisent l'environnement à travers un aménagement et une gestion du parc d'...

Sustainable management of the harbor Angot industrial area

Increasing the appeal of the business area and contributing to company competitiveness.

Sustainable Business Area Management aims to:

  • Increase the appeal of the area, implement all possible synergies between companies and detect savings opportunities;
  • Implement all possible synergies between companies and local authorities;
  • Find and implement practices that reduce the impacts  on the environment and promote the environment via the development and management of a business park designed collectively
  • Strengthen social development by improving working conditions and promoting employment and the quality of life of business area users as well as local residents.

This fact sheet is part of a series on innovative solutions for the sustainable city dedicated to circular economy.

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The Santiago Deseado 3D simulator
Remis en juin 2015 à la municipalité de Santiago, le simulateur 3D Santiago Deseado est un outil d’aide à la décision dédié à la construction de politiques durables pour la ville. Financé par la France et élaboré par un groupement d’entreprises conduit par Artelia, il compile, sous forme de carte interactive, un grand nombre de données sur la gestion de l’eau et des déchets, les infrastructures publiques, les transports, la répartition sociale des habitants, les télécommunications, ... En s’appuyant sur ces informations, il propose des diagnostics d’enjeux, des solutions d’optimisations urbaines et la définition de projets urbains...

The Santiago Deseado 3D simulator, which was handed over to the Municipality of Santiago in June 2015, is a decision-support tool to aid the formulation of sustainable urban policies. Financed by the French government and created by a consortium of companies headed by Artelia, it compiles a large quantity of data on water and waste management, public infrastructure, transportation, the social distribution of inhabitants, telecommunications, etc. to form an interactive map. It then taps into this information to propose assessments of various issues, solutions for optimising urban development and defining integrated, sustainable urban projects.