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.
Faced with growing urbanization and the increasing scarcity of water resources, local authorities are committed to incorporating sustainable development principles into their water management policies. Thanks to its VISIO centers, SUEZ supports local authorities by offering a digital management system for their water and sanitation services.
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.
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.
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.
Engie has been involved in urban and territorial resilience challenges for several years. Through its expertise, deployed all around the world in favour of sustainable development and decentralised, autonomous, decarbonised and digitalised devices, the group has demonstrated its legitimacy to build ever-more resilient ecosystems - among other things, through contributing to the resilience strategy of the City of Paris, or participating in workgroups on the subject at the highest level on a regular basis within the OECD.
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.
In 2014, a project to convert an industrial port wasteland into an eco-neighbourhood was launched near the historic centre of Rouen. This programme intends to focus on three priorities: the preservation of biodiversity and soils, the construction of a mixed eco-neighbourhood, in particular through the construction of social rental housing and shops, and alternative water management to combat heat islands and collect the Luciline River, previously channelled.