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COVID-19: living the unthinkable to rethink our lifestyles

At a time when the world is going through one of the biggest health crises in a century, the global economic model is being severely challenged. Banks are in panic and the CAC40 is falling daily. But rather than crying out for collapse, this turmoil may be an opportunity to step back and rethink more

Beyond Concrete: how can cities reduce their consumption of concrete?

Concrete is the world’s most widespread construction material and the second most used resource after water. It consists of aggregates agglomerated by a binder, cement, which is itself produced by clinker, a mixture of limestone and clay. Concrete is the main material in the construction of our cities. From the point of view of cities

COVID-19: what impact for our lives and our cities?

The COVID-19 virus appeared in the city of Wuhan in China at the end of December 2019 and has spread rapidly worldwide. In many regions of the world, very strict containment measures have been taken to limit the spread of the disease. We already see the effects on the environment, on the economy, but also

Interview of Pierre Vital, associated partner of Groupe ID&AL

New issues are continually being added to the challenges faced by real estate developers: interactions with users, climate emergency, the role of digital technology, etc. This is why Chroniques Urbaines™ exchanged views with Pierre VITAL, associated partner of ID&AL groupe, who spoke about the role of the real estate developer in a context of digital

What is the future of reuse in construction ?

On February 10 2020, France enacted the law on the circular economy and on its fight against waste (la loi relative à la lutte contre le gaspillage et à l’économie circulaire). This law aims to promote reuse in the construction sector, which today represents 14% of waste production in France. Why do we urge to

(Re)discover the Impulsion2021 programme

As you have might have noticed, the “Union des Caisses nationales de la Sécurité sociale” (UCANSS) and Green Soluce launched the Impulsion2021 programme on September 10, 2019 to support the Social Security and its agencies in the energy transition of their housing stock, and encourage the choice of innovative solutions to accelerate its transformation !

Co-living : Are we moving towards sustainability ?

Nowadays co-living has become more popular with new generations and its impact on social behavior is well recognized by people. But, what about its impact on urban sustainability? Is this sharing space trend also helping the planet? How can sharing space be an asset towards a more sustainable city?

Environnemental certifications, impact studies : more control and transparency measuring ESG data from projects and companies

Among the types of data collected, priority is often given to financial, customer or production data. At the same time, environmental, social and governance (ESG) data are becoming increasingly important in corporate CSR reporting to measure carbon emissions and energy consumption, particularly for real estate. New regulations, such as the Tertiary Decree (French law requiring

Vegetalization of real estate projects: What impacts for social housing?

Social housing represents about 19% of the French housing stock. Social landlords are therefore major players in the transition towards more sustainable real estate. Chroniques Urbaines™ met Romain Dubois, CEO of ICF Habitat group, and Patrick Jeanselme, Chairman of the Board of ICF Habitat La Sablière and head of the group’s CSR project.They enlightened us