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ARTELIA white paper on Smart Cities
Ce Livre Blanc s’adresse à tous les publics, et en particulier aux acteurs clés de la Ville, qui souhaitent connaître les enjeux de la Smart City et les clés de la ville intelligente. Il est le fruit d’un travail collaboratif entre les différents secteurs d’activité d’ARTELIA, groupe international multidisciplinaire de conseil, d’ingénierie et de management de projet dans les secteurs de la construction, des infrastructures, de l’industrie, de l’eau et de l’environnement. A travers cet ouvrage, ARTELIA partage ses références, son expertise et ses retours d’expérience tout en décrivant son offre de service pour accompagner les porteurs...
This white paper is for all audiences - and more particularly for the city’s stakeholders - who wish to learn about the challenges and solutions to the Smart City.
It stems from collaborative work within ARTELIA’s different industries - an international, multidisciplinary consulting group, working on engineering and project management in the building, infrastructure, water and environment industry sectors.
Throughout this publication, ARTELIA shares its references, its expertise and feedback learnings, while describing its service offer to support project owners.
The CitiesWithNature platform for local and subnational actors’ voluntary commitments towards biodiversity COP15
Expertise France apporte un appui à la préparation des accords de la 15ème Conférence des Parties (CoP 15) de la Convention sur la diversité biologique, à travers la mise en oeuvre du projet Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework-EU support financé par l'Union européenne.
 
Le projet Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU Support vise à créer les conditions d’adoption d’un nouveau cadre mondial post-2020 ambitieux pour la biodiversité lors de la CoP15. Pour ce faire, il accompagne une vingtaine de pays extra-européens dans la définition de leur niveau ambition et d’engagements et soutient une mobilisation large et...
The Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project implemented by Expertise France and funded by the European Union, ICLEI network’s Cities Biodiversity Center developed CitiesWithNature the voluntary commitments submission platform of local and subnational actors for biodiversity.
 
This later gathers local policy actions taken so far by 160 local and subnational actors from 55 countries worldwide, in all their variety (districts, boroughs, cities, inter-communalities, metropolitan areas, regions, federated states, etc.).
 
This initiative forms part of the broader local and subnational actors mobilization towards the 15th Conference of Parties (CoP15) to the Unites Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), across which will be adopted the next global biodiversity framework.
 
 
Living regions: 9 keys to the ecological emergency
Face aux enjeux du dérèglement climatique, l’échelle locale apparaît comme l’échelle idéale pour innover, expérimenter et mettre en œuvre de nouvelles manières de vivre.
 
Les élus locaux ont ainsi un rôle essentiel à jouer dans la mise en œuvre de mesures à la hauteur pour protéger les milieux naturels, la biodiversité, et les populations humaines qui en dépendent.
 
Avec ce guide, le WWF-France s’engage dans l’accompagnement des transitions locales, en proposant un programme pour des territoires « vivants et désirables ».
 
Constitué de 9 clés...
Faced with the challenges of climate change, the local scale appears to be the ideal level for innovating, experimenting and implementing new ways of living.
 
Local elected officials thus have an essential role to play in implementing appropriate measures to protect natural environments, biodiversity and the human populations that depend on them.
 
With this guide, WWF-France is committed to supporting local transitions by proposing a programme for "living and desirable" regions.
 
Consisting of 9 keys, it establishes recommendations associated with action levers (strategic planning, regulation, public procurement or financial and technical support); to enable local authorities to reinvent towns and regions around vital local functions: live, eat, move, entertain, inform, produce and consume.
 
Managing the food supply during the pandemic: initiatives in French cities
La crise sanitaire a durement touché le monde entier, notamment la France, et a conduit à adapter les modes de consommation, de production et d’approvisionnement pour faire face à cette situation inédite. Fermeture des marchés, des commerces, des restaurants et des cantines, pénurie de main d’œuvre dans la production agricole… Les acteurs du secteur ont dû s’adapter à un contexte évolutif pour garantir la sécurité alimentaire du pays.
 
Malgré toutes ces difficultés, le système alimentaire français a tenu. 
Comment garantir la sécurité et la qualité de l’approvisionnement alimentaire...
 
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 be useful in terms of a transition of the food system on a more global scale?
 
France Urbaine, in partnership with the RESOLIS and Terres en Villes associations, presents an analysis in this publication of the multiple roles played by cities during these first weeks of lockdown.
The promotion of short agricultural supply chains for better food solidarity
Fort du soutien du Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères, France urbaine, en partenariat avec RESOLIS, a décidé de réaliser une étude intitulée « Les villes face aux défis de la précarité alimentaire ». Celle-ci rassemble 21 contributions de métropoles, grandes villes et agglomérations, qui permettent d’identifier, à travers des initiatives concrètes, de quelle manière elles agissent contre la précarité alimentaire.
 
La fiche « La valorisation des circuits courts agricoles au profit d’une alimentation solidaire » présente la stratégie alimentaire de Saint...
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.
 
Agriculture is an important feature of the Saint-Etienne Metropolis, occupying 38% of the territory’s area (75% including forest) and providing a living for more than 1,000 farms, of which 600 are larger than 10 hectares. 38% of farms in the Metropolis sell their produce in short supply chains (19% within the Loire département). This agricultural production offers a wide range of local farm produce. Processing of farm products is relatively substantial and varied (cheese, yogurt, meat, charcuterie (cooked pork products), fruit, vegetables, honey, etc.); dairy processing is the most widespread.
 
The Saint-Etienne Metropolis conducts an agricultural policy characterized by the development of local supply chains and environmentally friendly farming, and the preservation of agricultural land. It has implemented several food solidarity initiatives, including:
 
•    ensuring that farmers in the territory are able to earn a fair income
•    promoting healthy, sustainable eating habits by raising children's awareness and using good quality local products in the preparation of school meals.
 
This work is supplemented by the approach proposed in the PEEDD (plan d’éducation à l’écocitoyenneté et au développement durable, or the Eco-citizen and Sustainable Development Educational Plan) which aims to raise children’s awareness of these two cross-cutting themes. In this framework, intervention modules are offered to primary schools on the subjects of "Eat Locally!" and the fight against food waste.
The fight against food insecurity is an objective shared between the public and private sectors
Fort du soutien du Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères, France urbaine, en partenariat avec RESOLIS, a décidé de réaliser une étude intitulée « Les villes face aux défis de la précarité alimentaire ». Celle-ci rassemble 21 contributions de métropoles, grandes villes et agglomérations, qui permettent d’identifier, à travers des initiatives concrètes, de quelle manière elles agissent contre la précarité alimentaire.
 
La fiche « lutter contre la précarité alimentaire : un objectif partagé entre acteurs publics et privés » présente la politique sociale en...
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 fight against food insecurity is an objective shared between the public and private sectors ” presents the social policy linked to the food strategy of the Nice Côte d´Azur Metropolis.
 
Social policy in the municipal region is implemented in particular through the Direction Générale Adjointe des Solidarités (“Deputy General Directorate for Solidarity"), which brings together the Nice Centre Communal d’Action Sociale (Municipal Social Action Centre) and other missions that provide services for the most vulnerable, and also mobilises other departments through transversal actions. The Municipal Social Action Centre (CCAS), the spearhead for this policy, has close links with the field and is in constant contact with community associations in order to undertake appropriate concrete responses to the needs of the fight against various forms of exclusion.
 
In Nice, the distribution of meals to vulnerable persons is carried out by 14 aid and relief associations, organized in a network (Inter Secours Nice Alimentation) and in association with the Alpes-Maritimes Food Bank. At the beginning of 2019, actions were revised with improvements and better support. Moreover, a food distribution charter including the City of Nice, the Municipal Social Action Centre and the associations involved in the Inter Secours Nice network was signed.
A healthy, sustainable local food supply for all
Fort du soutien du Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères, France urbaine, en partenariat avec RESOLIS, a décidé de réaliser une étude intitulée « Les villes face aux défis de la précarité alimentaire ». Celle-ci rassemble 21 contributions de métropoles, grandes villes et agglomérations, qui permettent d’identifier, à travers des initiatives concrètes, de quelle manière elles agissent contre la précarité alimentaire.
 
La fiche « Une alimentation saine, durable et de proximité pour tous » présente la stratégie alimentaire de la Métropole Rouen Normandie....
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 “A healthy, sustainable local food supply for all” presents the food strategy of Rouen Normandy Metropolis.
Lying an hour and a half from Paris and recognised for the wealth of its cultural and natural heritage, Rouen Normandy Metropolis has opted for a balanced development approach underpinned by the protection of resources. It has lever-aged its strengths as a dynamic urban, economic and tourist region. In this context, agriculture, which occupies nearly one third of the territory, represents a kingpin for the development and attractiveness of the metropolis.
 
For several years, the Rouen Normandy Metropolis has implemented a proactive policy to promote the development of local short food supply chains and efficient agriculture that respects natural resources. Firmly convinced of the need to take into account the food component within its agricultural policy, the Metropolis undertook the development of a PAT at the end of 2017, that it co-manages with partners in its Charte Agricole de Territoire (Territorial Agricultural Charter).
 
The challenge that the Metropolis has set itself through the development of its PAT, is to successfully mobilize all those involved in a collective project built on a set of shared, engaging values.
A sustainable food supply for all
Fort du soutien du Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères, France urbaine, en partenariat avec RESOLIS, a décidé de réaliser une étude intitulée « Les villes face aux défis de la précarité alimentaire ». Celle-ci rassemble 21 contributions de métropoles, grandes villes et agglomérations, qui permettent d’identifier, à travers des initiatives concrètes, de quelle manière elles agissent contre la précarité alimentaire.
 
La fiche « Alimentation durable pour tous » revient sur la stratégie de Dijon Métropole pour assurer l’accès à une alimentation de qualité...
 
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 “A sustainable food supply for all” looks at Dijon Métropole' strategy to ensure access to quality and sustainable food for all citizens and to promote food solidarity on its territory.
Dijon Metropolis is the capital of the newly created Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Located on strategic rail and motorway routes, Dijon boasts double recognition from UNESCO, for the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne (Climates of Burgundy’s Vineyards) and also for the repas gastronomique des Français (Gastronomic Meal of France). The city’s International Gastronomy and Wine Centre is currently under construction.
 
Dijon Metropolis has placed its sustainable food supply strategy at the heart of its ecological transition. Beyond issues related to the reduction of GHG emissions, the protection of biodiversity, the reduction of the consumption of natural resources (water, energy, arable soil, etc.), the public authorities’ elected representatives have decided to ensure that ALL consumer-citizens-are involved in the transition process. About 50 private and public organizations brought together by the public authority proposed 24 actions with a budget of €46 m to rise to the challenge of offering 400,000 inhabitants a better food supply.
 
This strategy includes vulnerable populations through the expertise and actions carried out for many years by the City of Dijon CCAS (Municipal Social Action Centre). Dijon’s social action represents a budget of €9.3 m (CCAS) to provide aid for disadvantaged populations (15% of the population).
"Reducing waste in my region"
Fiche n°08 issue du recueil « Demain mon territoire », copublié par l’ADEME et les EcoMaires à destination des élus locaux pour les aider à intégrer la dimension environnementale dans leur programme au travers de vingt fiches thématiques donnant des pistes d’action et des exemples de solutions mises en œuvre.
 
Les déchets générés par les ménages, les entreprises ou les infrastructures publiques ont un réel impact sur l’environnement. Les réduire permet à la fois un gain de matières premières, d’énergie mais aussi un gain financier pour les municipalités comme pour les particuliers. Convaincus de l’intérêt de...
Fact sheet No.08 from the collection "Demain mon territoire", co-published by ADEME and the EcoMayors, is intended for local elected representatives to help them integrate the environmental dimension into their programmes through twenty thematic fact sheets giving avenues for action and examples of solutions implemented.
 
Waste generated by households, businesses or public infrastructure has a real impact on the environment. Reducing it allows both a saving in raw materials and energy, as well as a financial gain for municipalities and individuals alike. Convinced of the importance of reducing waste production, the city of Nantes and its inhabitants have embarked on a zero-waste initiative following the Zero Waste France movement initiated in 1997.
 
Thus, Zero Waste Nantes brings together committed citizens who work with the municipality to reduce the city's waste. To achieve this, estimates and debates are organised to raise awareness of zero waste. Participatory workshops, such as the artisanal manufacture of cosmetic products, are organised to train citizens on how to consume differently.
 
Concrete actions such as the installation of neighbourhood composters, the creation of shared gardens or loan of reusable cups are also implemented. Without limiting action to the end-of-life of products, but also acting upstream of their life cycles, municipalities and their inhabitants can act at their own level to reduce waste in their regions.
Biodi(V)strict® tool: measuring the impact of urban development on biodiversity
Notre modèle urbain est actuellement en pleine évolution pour s’inscrire dans une transition écologique et climatique. Ainsi, dans le cadre du renouvellement et du développement urbain, il est nécessaire de faire les bons choix pour préserver et renforcer la biodiversité.
 
L’outil Biodi(V)strict®, inclus dans une méthodologie scientifique solide développée par AgroParisTech, est un réel atout pour accompagner les acteurs de la construction de la ville, qui doivent prendre les bonnes décisions pour réintroduire la nature en ville et profiter pleinement de tous les services qu’elle offre. Il permet de...
Our urban model is currently evolving to fit in with the ecological and climate transition. Thus, in the context of urban renewal and development, there is a need to make the right choices to preserve and strengthen biodiversity.
 
The Biodi(V)strict® tool, included in a solid scientific methodology developed by AgroParisTech, is a real asset to support stakeholders in the construction of the city, who must make the right decisions to reintroduce nature into the city and take full advantage of all the benefits it offers. It helps simulate the biodiversity performance of a project or region, as well as the environmental benefits provided.
 
Biodi(V)strict® is implemented by Urbalia, a start-up created by AgroParisTech and VINCI Construction.