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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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The Boston consulting group structures the industry of the future in its plateau de Saclay (European Silicon Valley) factory-school - Newsletter of 06/2017

After mechanization, industrialisation and automatization, the fourth industrial revolution is underway: the industry of the future plans on...  

The Factory Lab, a multi-partnership innovation platform for the industry of the future - Newsletter of 06/2017

After mechanisation, industrialisation and automation, the fourth industrial revolution is on the move: the industry of the future plans on...  

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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...  

“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...  

“We have an in-built need for growth” - Newsletter of 10/2019

An interview with Sébastien Bohler, doctor in neuroscience, editor-in-chief of Cerveau & Psycho and author of the essay, Le Bug Humain [The Human...  
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Introduction - Newsletter of 12/2019

Can the city of proximity really exist at conurbation level? Métro-boulot-dodo (“travel-work-sleep”). In three little words (a hexasyllable in...  

The city of proximity as a social model - Newsletter of 12/2019

The city of proximity responds to a simple philosophy: putting people at the centre of the picture To reduce the theory supporting the quarter-hour...  

Demobility (i.e., reducing travel time): a different way of looking at proximity - Newsletter of 12/2019

In order to avoid enforced travel and respect the zero carbon objective, cities are coming closer to their inhabitants. This phenomenon can be...  
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What power do citizens truly have in building a city? - Newsletter of 02/2020

Interview with Marie-Christine Jaillet, sociologist and research supervisor at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Solidarity, Societies and Regions...  

Taking a look at current practices: a situational and critical analysis - Newsletter of 02/2020

“Most of the time, when people claim something, it’s because they want improvements to their living environment,” comments Cécile Sornin, Mulhouse...  

How can citizens exercise their civil rights, live in the city and be a part of its fabric? - Newsletter of 02/2020

Several tools favour the participation and empowerment of citizens on four levels that may coexist: information, consultation, dialogue and...  
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New models for energy efficiency in France? - Newsletter of 02/2020

In France, buildings account for 40% to 45% of energy consumption and a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. The existing systems are on average very...  

Growing algae on façades: it works! - Newsletter of 02/2020

What if, tomorrow, we grew algae on building façades to produce food supplements, fuel and a number of other things? In France and in Germany,...  

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...  
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How to design a welcoming city for people with disabilities - Newsletter of 02/2020

In February 2005, France adopted a law making it mandatory for cities to create a living environment adapted to people with disabilities by making...  

Eco-grazing in the city, a practice that appeals to communities and social housing providers - Newsletter of 12/2019

The end of pesticides in public parks. Since 1 January 2017, in application of the law on energy transition for green growth, local authorities may...  

What are the challenges for a floating city? - Newsletter of 12/2019

What if tomorrow we lived in cities that floated on the sea? It’s an idea that is gaining ground through a UN-supported initiative. But is it a...  
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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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What’s the situation with “Mobility As A Service”? - Newsletter of 12/2019

Buses, underground systems, trams, car-sharing or short-term rental cars, car-pooling, mini-cab services, bikes, mopeds and self-service scooters,...  

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...  
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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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An interview with Pauline Philippe, sustainable real estate and biomimicry consultant at Elan - Newsletter of 02/2020

Bio-based real estate: reinventing a city by living organisms, for living organisms “Observe nature, for it is where your future lies.” This quote by...  

Stéphanie Barrault, head of the Circular Design Experience project: applying all of the circular-economy principles to the construction sector - Newsletter of 12/2019

In France, the construction sector generates more than 40 million tonnes of waste every year and consumes large quantities of resources to meet the...  

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...  
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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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And if tomorrow the blockchain “disintermediated” the construction sector… - Newsletter of 02/2020

Originally developed in finance, blockchain is a technological innovation filled with promise that arouses the interest of many players in various...  

What if work sites were directly managed by thought in the future? - Newsletter of 12/2019

Operate your smartphone through thought; send a message or post a photo online without making any movement: are these practices worthy of a science...  

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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