Green cities: issues with rainwater harvesting in urban environments

Green cities: issues with rainwater harvesting in urban environments

Many urban spaces are constructed from non-porous materials, such as concrete or tarmac, making rainwater harvesting a major challenge for urban authorities. Today, most of the rainwater collected in cities ends up in treatment centers, where levels of pollution can become significant, presenting serious risks to communities. For these and other reasons, it’s crucial that we find an eco-friendly alternative. Continue reading…

Paysalia Innovations Trophies 2017: a look back at six award-winners!

Paysalia Trophies

The Paysalia trade show closed its doors after three days rich in emotion. Featuring many highlights, this year’s event brought together many exhibitors and a large audience of professionals. The high point of the show, the Paysalia Innovations Trophies, once again honored innovations for the environment. Let’s look back at a ceremony celebrating audacious ideas and discover some of the winners! Continue reading…

Landscape planning and public health: working together for a brighter future

Landscape planning and public health

Green spaces, parks, urban walks – all of these are important parts of a healthy, happy life in our big cities. But behind France’s beautiful public gardens and forests lies an uncomfortable reality: the use of pesticides, nearly all of which are extremely harmful. Despite recent French legislation aimed at reducing the use of pesticides, finding a balance between urban greenery and public health still proves complicated. Pascal Goubier, Assistant Manager of Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens and Hortis expert, explains why. Continue reading…