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 city: the results of Lyon’s Parc Zénith Health Impact Assessment

Green city: the results of Lyon’s Parc Zénith Health Impact Assessment

Known for its world-famous cuisine, its annual Festival of Lights and its brand new football stadium, Lyon is looking to add another string to its bow by becoming France’s leading green city. As such, its 3rd arrondissement is currently playing host to a truly ambitious project: transforming an abandoned industrial site into one of the country’s biggest green spaces, to be unveiled this spring. The future Parc Zénith’s development is being carried out alongside an ongoing Health Impact Assessment designed to ensure the project is a success. Head of Urban Landscaping Magali Rogel tells us more. 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…