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 accelerate the development of reuse in the building sector ? What are the obstacles and opportunities for the reuse of construction materials? What are successful examples of buildings constructed through reuse? Find ou in this article!
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 on the integration of biodiversity in social housing and its particular role as a lever for social inclusion and empowerment.
What if work-related pathologies (such as burn-out, a major personal and professional crisis of the 21st century, often unacknowledged, hidden or even minimized in our societies) find their source, and finally their solutions in the current work organization and associated mobility? Let’s take a look at the phenomenon !
Urban logistics is the best way to transport incoming and outgoing goods and their movement within the urban fabric. It forms a whole that includes not only transport but also storage, packaging, order management, returns management, packaging and pallet management, home delivery and the delivery relay offer. A global reflection and management are essential. After having left the city for several decades, logistics is back.
This week we met Vincent Aurez, Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development at Novaxia. In this new episode of Urban ChroniclesTM, discover how Novaxia questions the value in use of a real estate asset and conducts temporary urban planning projects with a social impact.
For this episode of the Urban ChroniclesTM, we spoke with Eric Bousrez, Real Estate Director of Société Générale Group. He explains the group’s actions and ambitions as part of its real estate CSR approach. It also discusses the implementation of the Flex Office in terms of real estate but also managerial transition.
For this 9th season of the Urban Chronicles™, we invite you to learn more about the value in use for commercial buildings. In a context of environmental, energy and societal transitions, digital transformations and new lifestyles, this data has become decisive in the real estate sector.
Before giving the floor to actors in our ecosystem who integrate use value into the way projects and actions are thought, let’s come back to this notion together.
This week in Urban Chronicles™, we discussed with Jean-Yves Pignal, General Manager of OGIC Grands Projets & Innovations within the OGIC Group, a real estate developer mainly active in the Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the PACA region.
OGIC Grands Projets et Innovations implements the Group’s ambitions in terms of sustainability and well-being for large, innovative mixed projects, either through techniques or methods implemented.
Urban ChroniclesTM invites you to learn more about GECINA’s CSR strategy through an interview with Sabine Desnault, Executive Director of R&D, Innovation and CSR at GECINA Group.
Gecina Group is a French real estate company that owns and manages residential and office buildings (97% in the Parisian region). Gecina has recently renewed its visual identity launching YouFirst, to align sustainable innovation at the heart of its business and anticipate its customers’ expectations through high-quality services.