Ecological compost for new green space maintenance methods

Peat used to be a “must” in compost but it is a limited and non-renewable resource on a human scale. The good news is that compost also meets sustainable development logic! Paysalia met with Emmanuel Ranger, a technical sales representative at Florentaise, a company the imagination of which is as fertile as the new generation composts it invents and showed at Paysalia 2017. Continue reading…

Green cities. The last rampart in the disappearance of birds from towns

La ville verte pour contrer la disparition des oiseaux

Alarm bells are ringing all over Europe! The urban bird population is in freefall! The number of house sparrows, one of the most common species in urban areas, has fallen by 73% in Paris in 13 years, 60% in 20 years in Prague, and 60% in 25 years in Finland (1). All over Germany, bird species fell by 15% (3). Public authorities and landscape contractors are in the front line for providing a range of solutions. Continue reading…

Innovation in urban gardens. The example of Detroit.

Innovation et jardin urbain : Détroit montre l’exemple !

As we explained in an earlier blog page, climate change is going to make green town planning obligatory. But the development of nature downtown is not just a matter of urban planning. Urban agriculture has many other benefits. The proof? To save their city which had been declining for several decades, the inhabitants of Detroit chose to innovate with urban gardens. A beautiful – and fruitful – initiative! Continue reading…

Ecological town planning: what French laws and rules apply to vegetalising buildings?

Éco-urbanisme : quelles règles pour la végétalisation des bâtiments ?

With Ecological town planning, vegetalising urban buildings has become increasingly important. Besides being what the French want, vegetalising brings dull roofs alive, keeps homes cool in summer, retains rain water and cleans the air. What more could you ask for? A vegetalised roof certainly looks better than tiles or 100% concrete… however few laws exist and the rules remain hazy. To clear the ground we talked to Tarvel development manager Luc Proton! Continue reading…