As a result of population growth, urbanization and economic development, global waste production is increasing exponentially. To address the social, economic and environmental challenges that step from this production, SUEZ has developed a suite of five flexible and complementary solutions to optimize its waste recycling and recovery services.
Do4Africa or Digital Observer for Africa (www.do4africa.org) is a platform that identifies and lists innovative and digital projects in Africa. Furthermore, the platform collects open datasets relating to the African continent.
It is a game-changing platform that facilitates the sharing of high-quality and up-to-date data on the technical and social innovations across Africa. The platform is built on 3 core values: common interest, collaboration and open data.
Located in the city of Sémé-Podji in Benin, Wexity is the first digital tool specially designed to enable local authorities to manage all urban objects: networks, housing, environment, risks, local economy, equipment and so on, thus serving the needs of sustainable urban development. Today, only complex expert systems requiring qualified personnel exist. Wexity breaks with this logic of complexity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This publication by the PFVT sets out broad French guidelines for towns to take action on climate. This document, developed in the form of broad guidelines, is the result of collaborative work between multiple French urban stakeholders, offering a broad view of climate issues in urban environments.
This publication by the PFVT sets out the main French guidelines for revitalising historic districts and centres so that local culture is taken into account when developing regional projects for more sustainable cities.
This publication by the PFVT sets out the main French guidelines on improving local public project management, a key element for the planning of sustainable cities.