The International Council on Biodiversity and Real Estate, CIBI, is the first meeting place for a new Biodiversity and Real Estate sector.
The CIBI is supported by the actors of the city, real estate and the living in the urban environment. Its aim is to promote urban biodiversity and the relationship between man and nature in the sectors of planning, construction and daily life within neighbourhoods and built-up areas. Biophilia plays a major role in the quality of life of city dwellers. CIBI's awareness-raising activities are aimed at both professionals and the general public.
CIBI promotes best practice in urban biodiversity during the planning, design, maintenance, occupation and enhancement of the built environment. The labels BiodivercityThese are the main tools serving a strong objective: to create places and living spaces that are exemplary in economic, socio-cultural and functional terms. At the neighbourhood level, it contributes to inventing and building a caring and resilient city.
Bocage urbain is a modular landscape design that proposes an alternative management of rainwater by creating a synergy between water and vegetation in the heart of the public space.
RAIN, A CHALLENGE FOR OUR TERRITORIES
While climate change is generating increases in rainfall in our temperate regions, the increasing urbanisation of our cities is reducing their natural infiltration capacities. 72.5% of French municipalities have already been confronted with at least one runoff flood. Faced with this situation, elected officials must now implement solutions to remedy flooding.
HOW TO REDUCE WATER CONGESTION IN CITIES?
The bocage landscape is a very efficient hydraulic system in the countryside. Adapting it to the urban environment is an opportunity to manage runoff water on a large scale while developing the territory in an aesthetic and ecological way.
Organisational transformation and resilience: Inspire - engage - transform
Pikaia facilitates the metamorphosis and resilience of companies and territories towards organisations and models that aspire to global performance, respectful of people and the biosphere.
Our simple and operational approach responds, through a biomimetic, systemic and regenerative vision, to the needs of organisations to integrate new dimensions and new ways of acting by changing their perspective, in a context of uncertainty.
Our innovation solutions, supported by doctoral research, are based on original biomimetic methods:
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) supports the development of the functionality economy, as one of the pillars of the circular economy. This study, entrusted to Pikaia by the ADEME, draws up a typology of the actors involved in France in the support of this new model and lists the actions conducted with the support of Read the rest of the article
Permaculture transposed to the economy? The result is the "permaeconomy". Theorised by Emmanuel Delannoy, it offers a solid frame of reference for the business models of tomorrow: less predictable and more generous. Read the interview on DNA here: https://www.ladn.eu/case-study-en/la-permaeconomie-cette-tend
Workshop PIKAIA : How to formulate its raison d'être and reinvent its economic model with the principles of permaculture? /
Permaculture aims to create productive systems that are self-sustaining, resilient and regenerative. It is based on the observation of living things and design principles that combine and complement each other to offer a systemic vision. If we apply this vision and these tools to the economy, any production or service activity is concerned and can be reconsidered. But, as a company, how can permaeconomics lead you to question your offers and your positioning? By helping you to formulate a sustainable and concrete raison d'être, and then to align your activities and your business model with it! And we propose to help you discover it ... by playing.Based on real cases, this fun workshop introduces you to the possible paths that will lead your company to a regenerative economic model, at the service of life and people!
Christophe Goupil is Professor at the University of Paris (Diderot).
After twenty years devoted to the study of dissipative processes in condensed matter physics (superconductors, thermoelectricity), he took part in the foundation of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Energies of Tomorrow (LIED), of which he is the deputy director. He is in charge of the DyCo team, which is specialised in the study of coupled dynamics, based on the Onsager formalism, initially in the context of thermoelectric conversion. This work has led to the extension of the formalism to finite-time thermodynamics in other fields such as biology and economics.
For the past four years, the DyCo team has been developing these models through numerous interdisciplinary partnerships within the LIED and with external partners (hospitals, INSEP, French Development Agency (AFD)). Whether it is a macroeconomic model for a finite world , or a thermodynamic approach to biology , the work of the DyCo team is focused on the conditions of energy use, which is, in itself, a formulation of the second principle of thermodynamics applied to various systems. The question of the operating conditions of thermodynamic systems and the optima of these systems is at the heart of the team's work.
 Presentation by Christophe Goupil (LIED, Université Paris-Diderot) at the Energy and Prosperity Chair Research Seminar.
This session took place on 8 June 2018 and was on the theme: Physicists and Economists: in search of a paradigm.
Intervention of Christophe Goupil at Biomim'expo 2019 :
Urban metabolism: if the city were an animal?
The term 'urban metabolism' is now widely used. Beyond its metaphorical dimensions, it primarily concerns the issues of matter, energy and water.
By considering the functioning of an animal undergoing an effort, we propose to analyse some of the lessons drawn from this bio-inspired view of the living being in its environment. Some of the questions that populate our debates are then shed in a new, sometimes unexpected light: Do circular flows go round in circles? Do metabolisms always function optimally? What is optimal functioning? Why are divergent flows the rule in our cities? Who governs the metabolic dynamics: flows, waste, feedback? Why are buildings not so intelligent and users not so stupid? How do users confirm the second law of thermodynamics?
Beyond purely technical observations, we propose to consider these bio-inspired insights as elements of reflection, which allow us to leave the place of metaphors and anchor our decisions as close as possible to physical realities on the one hand, and social and cultural realities on the other. After all, doesn't urban metabolism mean above all that we are the animals that make our cities come alive?
The heart of the François Sommer Foundation's action and raison d'être concerns the preservation, maintenance and exploitation of biodiversity, more specifically through wildlife and wild environments. The François Sommer Foundation thus works to demonstrate and demand the useful role of man on nature, and this through three levers and fields of action: "to love" nature, through artistic and cultural awareness; "to know", through scientific and academic partnerships; "to preserve", through the management and exploitation of the Belval estate and school in the Ardennes, but also of the Gilé national reserve in Mozambique.
Foundation recognised as being of public utility (FRUP) since its creation (decree of 30 November 1966)
François Sommer (1904-1973), its founder, is one of the pioneers of the implementation of a humanist ecology.
The François Sommer Foundation's NATURE POLE aims to contribute to the conservation of species and natural areas, including their intrinsic, cultural and aesthetic values, through the promotion of good management practices and the improvement of knowledge, in synergy with the various stakeholders.
Through its nature department, the François Sommer Foundation is involved in the study and protection of habitats, wild areas and species; it establishes partnerships and supports scientific studies related to the preservation of the environment; it finances training courses and observatories.
To offer the younger generations the means to act so that they can, tomorrow, build a living environment that takes into account and values the planet's riches.
To promote awareness, sensitisation and action by all for the creation of a new relationship between man and his natural environment.
To create vocations, internationally and on a permanent basis.
To encourage boldness and innovation in architecture, technology and design, related to the worlds of the sea and space, according to the precepts of sustainable development.
IT IS FROM THE OCEAN AND SPACE THAT THE DESTINY OF FUTURE CIVILIZATIONS WILL BE BORN.
The exploration of the underwater world and of space are the two great human adventures of our time. They will shape our future.
The conquest of space has generated major discoveries with colossal scientific, political and financial implications. Transforming our daily lives, space technologies have given rise to thousands of innovations.
Covering 3/4 of our planet's surface, the oceans hold immense potential to enable us to meet the major challenges of the coming centuries. Many of the discoveries needed for the future of humanity are still immersed at the bottom of the oceans (pharmacological, energy and food solutions, etc.). As little explored as the space that surrounds us, this 6th continent will soon be the source of decisive innovations.
THE FOUNDATION'S AMBITIONS
To provide young generations with the means to act so that they could, tomorrow, build a living environment that takes into account and values the wealth of the planet.
To raise awareness, advocacy and action by all to create a new relationship between Man and his natural environment.
To create vocations internationally and on the long term.
To encourage architectural and technical boldness and innovation, as well as new designs related to the fields of the sea and space, according to the precepts of sustainable development.
IT IS FROM THE OCEAN AND FROM SPACE THAT WILL ARISE THE DESTINY OF CIVILISATIONS TO COME.
Exploring the underwater world and space are the two great human adventures of our time. They will determine our future.
The space conquest has generated major discoveries with scientific, political and financial stakes. Space technology has led us to thousands of innovations that transformed our daily lives.
Covering three quarters of our planet's surface, oceans hold tremendous potential to enable us to meet the major challenges of the next century. Much of the discoveries necessary for the future of humanity are still immersed in the deep ocean (pharmacological solutions, energy, food, etc..). As little explored as the space that surrounds us, this sixth continent will soon give rise to crucial innovations.
A visionary architect born in 1945, Jacques Rougerie combines his two passions, the sea and architecture. He bases his research and his creations on the principle of biomimetism, while taking into account sustainable development. He builds habitats, underwater laboratories, sea centres, transparent-hulled vessels, underwater museums and projects villages and places to live under the sea in order to make as many people as possible aware of the beauty and fundamental role of the sea in the great history of humanity.
In 2008 he was elected to the Institut de France - Académie des Beaux-Arts.
His flagship project, SeaOrbiter, is the synthesis of over 30 years of innovative research in the fields of marine and underwater architecture. He has always been inspired by the work of Jules Verne and has adopted his maxim:
Whatever one man is able to imagine, other men will be able to realise.
THE COMMITMENT OF JACQUES ROUGERIE AND THE FOUNDATION
"Throughout my life, I have given shape to my dreams and made them come true thanks to meetings with people who believed in my vision of a forward-looking architecture and helped me to implement it. Without their support, many of my projects would not have been possible. Today, it is my duty to help the new generations, to give them in turn the support they need to build the future. This is my commitment and that of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation dedicated to space and the sea... For it is from space and the ocean that the destiny of future civilisations will be born.
Jacques Rougerie, a visionary architect born in 1945,pursues his two passions, the Sea and architecture. He bases his research and the structures he builds on the principle of biomimicry, whilst taking sustainable development into account. Jacques Rougerie has built underwater habitats, laboratories, marine research centers, vessels with see-through hulls, subaquatic museums. He has designed underwater villages and structures to raise awareness on the beauty of the sea and its fundamental role in the great history of humanity.
He was elected in 2008 at the Institut de France - Academy of Fine Arts.
His latest marine project, SeaOrbiter, is a synthesis of more than 30 years of innovative research in marine and subsea architecture. Inspired by the imaginary work of Jules Verne, he has adopted his motto:
"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
THE COMMITMENT OF JACQUES ROUGERIE AND THE FOUNDATION
"Throughout my life I gave birth to my dreams thanks to encounters with men who helped me make them come true. Without their support, many of my projects would not have been possible. Today, it is my duty to help new generations so they can benefit from the support they need in order to build the future. It is my commitment and that of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation... As it is from space and the ocean that will emerge our civilisation's destiny "
In a world that is facing major transitions - ecological, energy, digital and changes in usage - we need to make sure that the right people are involved, THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO REVOLUTIONISE. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of trends and solutions to create desirable real estate that is responsible for the environment and people.
We are a real estate consultancy, we inspire projects and strategies through our ecosystem and the collective strength of our cutting-edge and innovative expertise (biodiversity, circular economy, biomimicry, energy, digital, etc.), reinforced by the fact that since 50 years at Bouygues Construction.
With our dynamic, multidisciplinary teams spread across Francewe provide you with methods and expertise to build a responsible value with you today for tomorrow. Responsible for a positive impact on the environment, the user and the social (human) aspects, while at the same time following a clear financial logic.
The Biomim'City Lab is a working and prospective group led by a college of experts aiming to promote and intensify innovative collaborative approaches applying the principles and methodologies of biomimicry, in the service of the reinvention of virtuous, regenerative and resilient cities, inspired and designed by and for living things.
Optimised Management: Urban Proteins, from natural to urban systems.
We struggle to accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, buses and cars in the small space of our cities. Yet natural systems can support densities of elements largely equivalent to those of our largest megacities, in an often infinitesimally small space, and with perfect control of their mobility. They are even capable, under the effect of disturbances such as internal (genetic mutations) or environmental changes, of adapting to maintain the mobility associated with a function. Their secret is the optimised management of shapes and arrangements of shapes in space to create customised empty spaces and thus supervise the desired mobility.
Can we, like natural systems, modify the shape of our buildings and their arrangement in urban space to have better control over mobility? To answer this question, two models of bio-inspired networks: a transport network and a building network.