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Offered on a monthly basis by the Bouygues Construction Foresight and Strategic Marketing Division, Open Up introduces trends and initiatives from around the world. Examples to attract the reader’s attention, sources of inspiration for our projects..



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“Resilience success stories” - Newsletter of 10/2019

Loos-en-Gohelle, southern Alsace, Detroit ... three stricken regions that have demonstrated exemplary resilience. Only one field trip was planned as...  

Introduction - Newsletter of 10/2019

“I want someone to tell me how we’re going to end emissions growth by 2020, and drastically reduce emissions to net zero by the middle of the...  

The cities facing climate change - Newsletter of 10/2019

Not all cities are equal in the face of climate change. Some have published and committed to resilience strategies. Others are slow to take action...  
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Philippe Chey, CEO of Bouygues Industry and Nuclear poles Energies and Services, presents its vision of the Industry market, its s and its impact on the group’s business lines. - Newsletter of 06/2017

What are the issues and promises of the Industry of the Future?  The Alliance Industry of the Future (NDLR : an association that coordinates...  

When 3D printing meets plastic recycling ... - Newsletter of 10/2019

​Back in the 1960s, plastic was a real revolution for just about every sector (from building, automotive and electronics, to aeronautics and, in...  

Eco-friendly solidarity projects for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame - Newsletter of 07/2019

  Among the many reconstruction projects for the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, two architectural design themes seem to be trending: a full...  

Why the ecological renovation needs to gain pace - Newsletter of 06/2019

Twenty billion euros per year. That's the potential of the energy renovation market in France, according to the consultants of Echos Etudes in their...  
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​In Paris, the circular-economy neighbourhood 2 Rives is based on a collaborative model squarely focussed on business - Newsletter of 10/2019

When companies start pooling their efforts, sharing their tools and valuing their resources, does that create a circular economy? When companies...  

Forced by climate change, Indonesia is to move its capital city - Newsletter of 07/2019

With 10 million inhabitants within the city itself and 30 million including the city's outskirts, Jakarta is one of the world’s most...  

The Alphabet subsidiary that wants to resell your mobile location data to urban planners - Newsletter of 07/2019

How to plan a city that adapts to the flow of the populations who live and work there? The same question pondered by urban planners has now caught...  
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Minerals in short supply, what alternatives are out there to produce electric vehicles? - Newsletter of 10/2019

​Last May, as Benchmark Minerals Intelligence brought together the mining industries, regulators and legislators, Tesla alerted the US government to...  

Akuo Energy unveils its mobile solar plant - Newsletter of 07/2019

Known as the manufacturer of the first floating solar solution in France and the most powerful in Europe, the green power supplier Akuo Energy now...  

The French PACTE law will simplify collective self-supply - Newsletter of 07/2019

There is nothing complicated about generating your own solar energy and selling the surplus back to EDF – but it becomes trickier when self-supply is...  
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France’s draft mobility legislation - where are we now? - Newsletter of 10/2019

The summer recess is over and the start of a new parliamentary term has begun in earnest with a great deal of enthusiasm in terms of the country’s...  

In Paris, Autolib’ is replaced by the carsharing service Mobilib’ - Newsletter of 07/2019

Goodbye Autolib’, Hello Mobilib’. The Bolloré Group’s 4,000 Blue Cars have vanished from the streets of Paris since its agreement with the Paris...  

These bike-riding entrepreneurs are reinventing their trades and rethinking urban logistics - Newsletter of 07/2019

They are bicycle repair technicians, plumbers, masseurs, window cleaners and even beer brewers! And together they are the “Boîtes à Vélo”. A...  
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Minimalism - is less really more? - Newsletter of 10/2019

In today’s ultra-connected world known for its hyper-consumption, one emerging trend is attracting more and more followers every day - minimalism. In...  

The digital revolution – a solution for the countryside? - Newsletter of 06/2019

As we are reminded by the Yellow Vests social movement in France, rural areas are increasingly falling victim to the withdrawal of local public...  

Why communities are building their own internet networks - Newsletter of 05/2019

Devastated by the loss of its automotive industry, Detroit is now a city in crisis, with 40% of its population having no internet connectivity, which...  
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In Istanbul, top up your transport pass by recycling plastic bottles - Newsletter of 07/2019

How do you make it common practice to be more eco-friendly? The city of Istanbul has for the past six months been using a novel and educational...  

Global recycling in total chaos following new policy in China - Newsletter of 07/2019

China no longer wants to be the world’s waste bin. Such was the decision of the Chinese government in late 2018, the effects of which are now being...  

The Swedes are feeling the guilt of air travel - Newsletter of 06/2019

“Flygskam”: the Swedish buzzword meaning flight shame. And a new trend in a country where the population has one of the strongest consciences in...  
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Ramy Saad, energy efficiency and sustainable design engineer at Bouygues Bâtiment International - Newsletter of 10/2019

Ramy Saad, energy efficiency and sustainable design engineer at Bouygues Bâtiment International, shares details of European research project...  

Geoffrey Tkaczuk, Works Supervisor with Brézillon, is leading the Echarde rehabilitation project in Compiègne and tells us about his positive experience alongside the site occupants - Newsletter of 07/2019

Beyond the technical issues involved, redevelopment projects on occupied sites present real challenges in terms of improving the social cohesion and...  

Glen Landry, vice-president of Information, Communication and Automation Technologies (ICAT) at Plan Group, gives us users feedbacks and perspectives on the Humber digital Hospital in Toronto after 4 years of exploitation - Newsletter of 06/2019

Could you remind us of the main lines of the Humber Digital Hospital project which was achieved in 2015? The project was to transform a regional...  
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Co-living - Newsletter of 09/2017

Inspired by the concept of co-working, co-living is a new type of accommodation where a group of people share a combined work and living space. In...  

Urban ‘heat island’ - Newsletter of 09/2017

Increased temperature rise in urban settings compared to rural surroundings. The microclimate is caused by human activity (combustion engines,...  

Empowerment - Newsletter of 07/2017

This term refers to a person taking charge of their own life and their economic, professional, family, and social future. The word appeared in the...  
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What if in future ... we used asteroids to make our batteries? - Newsletter of 10/2019

“Copper gone by 2050”, “silver deposits depleted by 2029” ... the media and various stakeholders have regularly issued alarmist warnings about the...  
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