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?
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 !
The transition to “service-oriented” mobility is one of the major developments in mobility and transport at work nowadays. The MaaS (Mobility as a Service), which CEREMA defines as “an integrated system offering information, reservation, purchase and validation, for the widest possible range of mobility services”, is part of this transition. There are now about fifteen MaaS applications in Europe, a growing phenomenon, particularly in large urban areas. But beyond the concept, what reality can the MaaS cover in the field?
To find out more, Chroniques Urbaines met Denis Rambaud, Vice-President of Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération in charge of transport and mobility, who shared with us his feedback on the Mobility Account, a pioneering MaaS initiative in France launched in 2018.
The transport strike at the end of 2019 led to the emergence of alternatives to the car and the usual means of transport, and initiatives are multiplying to ensure that people can travel from home to work. This strike allows us to question our resilience in the face of the transport stoppage and to bring out new low-carbon solutions, which ones?
Connected and mutualized, what opportunities for the car parks of tomorrow’s city? – the vision of Julien VANDELEENE, Founder of BeParkGreen Soluce 10 December 2019
Created in 2011, BePark allows users to temporarily rent a parking space in one of the car parks of its network, and let car park owners register theirs on an online platform. Pooling, digitizing, transitioning to a use economy… this week, Julien Vandeleene, founder of BePark, presents the company’s vision for tomorrow’s urban mobility.
How to use the heat released by data centres or by an incineration plant? Or how to reuse the heat produced in the tunnels of the metro?
All these energies exist but are often lost because they are not used: we speak of fatal energy. However, according to ADEME, the national industrial fatal heat pool alone amounts to 109.5 TWh, or 36% of industrial fuel consumption.
For this new article from season 10 of the Urban Chronicles dedicated to mobility, we invite you to discover three good practices that illustrate our vision of the sustainable city applied to mobility.
At Green Soluce, we imagine the city of tomorrow from a prism that is articulated around three essential values: frugality, inclusion and resilience. To do this, we draw on ideas and approaches that meet these commitments.
The 2017 ADEME study on the place of the electric vehicle in the ecological transition in France shows that these cars could have more advantages by developing services to the electric system ( “vehicle-to-grid” or V2G). What does this system consist of? How can it fit into the building? Is there a synergy between local energy production, electricity storage and buildings? Quick inventory of fixtures.
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.