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 resilient models to prevent future crises in the decades to come.
From now on till 2030, 195 countries who signed 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) are mobilizing for the planet in finding sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.
What roles do the actors of the cities of tomorrow embody, in order to reach these objectives ?
For this interview, Patrick Nossent, Certivéa’s president and Ella Etienne-Denoy, General director and associates of Green Soluce, spoke to Chroniques Urbaines to warn on the necessity of urban development projects to take into their field of action the SDGs decided by the UN.
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?
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.
What could be more symptomatic than a week of heat waves never seen in France in June for the closing episode of the season dedicated to climate risk. More than ever, the challenges of climate change are tangible in our cities and territories: adaptation will be essential.
On this occasion, Ella Etienne-Denoy, Managing Director and Partner of Green Soluce, spoke in the Urban Chronicles to give you her expert opinion on emerging risks, existing solutions and the position of the sector’s players, because it is time to act!
Interview with Laurent Lesmarie, General Manager of the real estate company S2FIT1 in SNCF ImmobilierGreen Soluce 19 June 2019
This week, Urban Chronicles™ interviewed Laurent Lesmarie, General Manager of the real estate company S2FIT1 at SNCF Immobilier
Discover how the real estate management of one of the largest French companies is organised and how the group’s teams integrate the challenges of sustainability and climate change for a management aligned with the State’s objectives in this area!
Meeting with Sébastien Maire, Chief Officer for Ecological Transition and Resilience at the Paris City HallGreen Soluce 4 June 2019
This edition of Urban Chronicles™ focuses on the resilience strategy of the Paris City Hall. We interviewed Sébastien Maire, General Delegate for Ecological Transition and Resilience at the Paris City Hall. With Sébastien Maire, we discussed how does the City of Paris addresses climate risk and what are the objectives that the City of Paris wishes to achieve in terms of climate resilience.
Durban and New York, two cities at the forefront of resilience to climate change and natural hazardsGreen Soluce 23 May 2019
Urban areas are directly affected by climate change for which they are partly responsible, contributing 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions (C40, 2016). In order to preserve their heritage and become sustainable, several cities have implemented mitigation actions and strategies to become resilient to climate risk.