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…

‘Green City Days’ 2017: an interview with Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens General Manager

Journées Ville Verte 2017 : rencontre avec le directeur des espaces verts de Lyon

With Paysalia’s 2017 trade show fast approaching, it’s time to take a closer look at their ‘Green City Days’ initiative. The event, which takes place across four days, offers a glimpse into what really goes into maintaining Lyon’s green spaces, with a focus on health and wellbeing. Daniel Boulens, General Manager of Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens and co-organizer of the event, talks to us about what Green City Days 2017 means to him. 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…

Which are France’s Greenest Cities?

Top 3 des villes vertes de France

 

 

60% of the French people believe that the top priority for public authorities should be the creation of new Parks and Gardens – and many towns have already understood that revegetation is important both for the inhabitants and to make urban areas more attractive. Hortis and the Unep have analysed this new trend. So come on a Tour de France to visit these towns going green…

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