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.
SUEZ has pioneered the Command and Control Center, an innovative urban supervision tool that facilitates an enhanced management of the public space by consolidating and analyzing the data generated by a city’s operations: traffic regulation, video-surveillance, street lighting, emergency services, and more. This trailblazing solution is being piloted in the Dijon metropolitan area, and will transform this city with a population of 260,000 into the first smart and connected city of its kind in France.
AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage is a real-time software solution made up of three modules for the continuous monitoring of the sewerage system, the prevention of flooding, the protection of the natural environment and the optimisation of the existing regulation and treatment infrastructures. These technologies are used in the smart control centres that centralise and analyse the information and the alerts sent by these systems.
SUEZ group, in partnership with the Saint-Etienne municipality, was awarded the “Sustainable and United City” Call for Expression of Interest by the National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) within the framework of the Future Investments Program (PIA). SUEZ is developing a next-generation interoperable, open and scalable digital platform that will facilitate citizens’ access to public data while providing the city with quality information.
10 principles for reinventing a neighbourhood – Lyon Confluence, the first WWF sustainable neighbourhood
WWF France uses on 10 sustainabilty principles from the international “One Planet Living” approach to support the implementation of more sustainable urban projects.
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.
The Convergence project was awarded the National Golden Pyramid Grand Prix from the National Federation of Real Estate Developers. This histori conversion of the St Joseph prison into a future centre attracting the Greater Lyon metropolis. Occupying 10,600 square meters, this space welcoming tertiary activities, was built from part of the walls of the former prison. The façades provide an architectural and technical quality to the building allowing its thermal and acoustic insulation.
Urbanization continues to reduce the ground’s natural ability to absorb rainwater, increasing the volume of stormwater collected and evacuated by wastewater systems. In a heavy storm, stormwater runoff can overwhelm wastewater system capacity, causing urban flooding and saturating treatment plants. Increasingly untreated stormwater is being discharged directly into the natural environment and becoming a source of pollution. Today it is crucial that cities integrate stormwater management into their urban planning. That’s why SUEZ developed Advanced Solutions for stormwater.
Europolia signed a R&D partnership with Efficacity to develop the energy strategy of the future Matabiau station in Toulouse, as part of the Toulouse EuroSudOuest project. Leading project of the region of Occitanie, Toulouse EuroSudOuest is a vast urban and transport development program that aims to transform Toulouse Matabiau train station into a multipurpose / multimodal centre and into a genuine living space directly connected to the city.
The revival of the TramFret concept was driven in part by the replacement of a significant amount of tramway inventory in 2017, in Paris, Nantes and Saint-Etienne, creating the prospect of an industrial element to the transformation of this tramway rolling stock to transport goods around the city by tram.
As part of an R&D partnership, Efficacity handled the scientific aspects of establishing the operational demonstrator in Saint-Etienne, under the terms of a tripartite consortium agreement with SEM and STAS.