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Urbanization

Owing to galloping urbanization, the soils in large cities are subsiding. This phenomenon is all the more striking in large coastal cities threatened[...]

Reading time: 8 min 8 min
Politics and economics

The origins of a foundational text for the energy transition The history of the Declaration de Chaillot goes back to 2015 at COP21 in Paris. That was[...]

Reading time: 6 min 6 min
Politics and economics

Each year, the Sustainable Construction Observatory produces a Worldwide Barometer to take the pulse of sustainable construction in the real world

Reading time: 7 min 7 min
Decarbonization

In contrast to conventional methods, which favor structures with load-bearing masonry walls (made of stone, concrete or brick), light construction[...]

Reading time: 6 min 6 min
Decarbonization

Despite centuries of faithful service, concrete now displays an environmental footprint demanding a radical change. But does this mean it should be[...]

Reading time: 4 min 4 min
Politics and economics

To make more sustainable construction or renovation choices, professionals can turn to databases listing the environmental impacts of building[...]

Reading time: 5 min 5 min