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“Oasis” schoolyards: an answer to the challenges of climate change

“Oasis” schoolyards: an answer to the challenges of climate change

Since the beginning of the 2018 school year, the City of Paris has inaugurated its first three “Oasis” school yards, adapted to climate change and reinventing the layout of school yards and the uses to which they are put. From 2019, the transformation of yards into "oases" is becoming the standard method of repairing the yards of schools run by the City of Paris. A project co-financed by the European Commission: https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/paris-call3.

Save the Yvette Valley from the waste of Greater Paris and Paris Saclay!

Save the Yvette Valley from the waste of Greater Paris and Paris Saclay!

28th edition of the Eco Actions Trophies

Citizenship Prize: Champlan

The municipality waged a relentless battle over the course of a year to defend a former wetland, in order to preserve its biodiversity and avoid an ecological disaster with irreversible damage for nature, people and health. A private company and local stakeholders were running a harmful project of inert waste storage in this area, which was eventually dropped under the pressure of citizen mobilization and actions led by the city and its supporters.

“Guarantee of energy performance in joint ownership” handbook

“Guarantee of energy performance in joint ownership” handbook

Based on the first feedback from joint-ownership experiences, this handbook, released by the Parisian Agency for Climate in partnership with Efficacity, highlights a few points of vigilance, levers and tips, to subscribe to an energy performance guarantee in the context of a global renovation project of your joint-ownership property. It addresses the following questions:

What is the energy performance guarantee?

The questions you need to ask yourself before choosing an energy performance guarantee

Setting up a guarantee step by step

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

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®.

The city of Narbonne improves comfort in children’s nurseries and schools with temperature monitoring

The city of Narbonne improves comfort in children’s nurseries and schools with temperature monitoring

The city of Narbonne improves comfort in children’s nurseries and schools with temperature monitoring

In response to the demands of its citizens, Narbonne has developed the first uses based on the "Internet of Things" to provide more comfort for the people of Narbonne and to save money. Installed in schools and nurseries in the City of Narbonne, 39 small sensor probes are used to record temperature measurements in real time. Thanks to this system, the city saves money by reducing its consumption and guarantees optimal comfort for the 4000 children it welcomes.

 

Storm drainage and geographic information service project in the Douala urban community (Cameroon)

Storm drainage and geographic information service project in the Douala urban community (Cameroon)

Since 2015, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, in association with GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) and their partners, have been working with the Douala Urban Community on the construction and renovation of 47 km of storm drains, to strengthen their project management and local governance capacities in the field of urban sanitation.

AIDS, health and development: gender and HIV

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.

Digital transport 4 Africa : a digital platform to improve mobility in Africa

Digital transport 4 Africa : a digital platform to improve mobility in Africa

Africa is in a historic phase of rapid city building. It is creating transport infrastructure and systems that will shape the continent far into the future.

Making these transport systems safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable for all is fundamental to livable, productive, low carbon and healthy African cities.

Most African cities rely on some form of semi-formal transport, often minibuses, dominated by fragmented private operators.