THE PROGRAMME _ 9 November 2021


The Paris City Hall has renewed its invitation to host Biomim'expo in the prestigious salons of the Hôtel de Ville, the capital's official reception venue. We will meet for a series of conferences and debates on the theme of the bio-inspired city of tomorrow and around a cocktail party to bring together the biomimicry ecosystem and celebrate this epilogue of Biomim'expo Tour 21.

Doors open at 4pm - Conferences and cocktail - End of the evening at 9.30pm.


Timetable subject to change


Penelope KOMITÈSDeputy Mayor of Paris in charge of attractiveness and innovation. 

>> Preserving its history and identity while adapting to the new challenges of the world, Paris' attractiveness and innovation strategy.

Alain RENAUDINFounder of Biomim'expo, President and founder of NewCorp Conseil. 

>> Why is biomimicry accelerating? and particularly to rethink our species habitat?

16:50 - 17:30 [ A review of the bio-inspired city and how to use it


>> Urban New Deal: Draw me a bio-inspired, regenerative and adaptive city.

Habitat is not only for humans. Nature also lives in cities, biotopes, ecosystems; develops buildings, shelters, networks, ... through living systems and structures, capable of continuous adaptation.

Our current cities are not adapted to climate change, which makes them particularly vulnerable and exposes their inhabitants to great risks. They also contribute significantly to the destruction of biodiversity, which makes humanity as a whole more vulnerable.

All cities and territories want to become "neutral" for climate, energy, carbon ... and "positive" for biodiversity, and are launching major projects and consultations to achieve this, and calling for new "city contracts".

How can we respond? What are the main lessons to be learned from living things in order to rewrite the specifications of our living spaces? to design them and live them differently? In the service of biodiversity and in response to climate issues. A precise and uncompromising look at the current issues and trends. Sharing and revealing the work carried out over the last two years, illustrated by a review of concrete examples around major structuring themes: bio-inspired renovation; heat and cool islands; the zero energy city. The sequence will end with a presentation of what a bio-inspired call for tenders for the real estate and city of tomorrow would look like.

17:30 - 18:10 [ What if it was through revolution?

Faced with the challenges of cities, some professional actors dream of an internal revolution, and citizen movements are taking over the pavement to plant seeds... illustrations by three expert and committed actors.

Lauranne SCHIEDFounder and CEO at LSRE.

>> (Re)reconciling Real Estate and Ecology

Everyone knows that the real estate sector must make its ecological revolution. But the sector is not doing it fast enough? in a way that is not proactive and innovative enough? This is probably what led Lauranne Schied to make it a professional obsession, an uncompromising objective, to imagine the city, the buildings, our living environment, by rethinking the materials, the short circuits, our link with Nature. Revolutionising real estate in search of (good) sense. Explanations.

Ophélie DAMBLÉFarmer, creator of an urban nursery at the Cité Fertile (93); Youtuber and video maker, founder of the channel "Ta Mère Nature"; co-author of the book "Guerilla Green: Guide de survie végétale en milieu urbain".

>> Under the paving stones, the earth

What if the green urban revolution did not depend only on architects, urban planners, ecologists, private and public contractors and legislators? What if it was also (and above all?) a citizens' dynamic, a return of power to the inhabitants of their own living spaces? An urban guerrilla escapade with a determined woman who is determined to reinvite Nature into the city.

An animated sequence with the participation of

Pierre DARMET, Marketing, Communication and Development Director Les Jardins de Gally; Founding Secretary of CIBI; Radio Immo broadcaster

>> City in translation

From the major institutional players to the citizens themselves - who are demanding Nature, via a multitude of committed initiatives, the real estate world is in translation, is being shaken up, and is shaking itself up. Testimony and examples on this journey in translation.

18:10 - 18:45 [ Water, cities and climate

Surprising as it may seem in our temperate climates, water is surely THE number one risk in our cities of tomorrow. With global warming, the water cycle is only just beginning, and the repeated dramas are just trailers for a very long film. How to adapt?

Emma HAZIZAHydrologist, specialist in the resilience of territories to extreme climate risks. Founder and President of Mayane. Doctor of the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

>> Winning the water battle

Everyone knows that water is essential to life. Water is also essential to the future of cities, and we risk paying a high price if we do not take it into account. From food to energy, from our own physiological well-being to the greening of cities, everything depends on water. And the more global warming gets out of control, the more frequent, brutal and increasingly intense the water crises will be. Cities are and will be the main victims if they do not develop the capacity to 'absorb' these water shocks. Thinking about water means thinking about the city of tomorrow.

Baptiste LAURENTPresident and co-founder of VERTUO.

>> Reintegrating the water cycle in cities

Presentation of a panel of solutions already tested and implemented, always adapted to their geographical and urban environments, to rethink the place of Nature & Water in cities and benefit from their ecosystemic virtues.

18:45 - 19:10 [ When biology inspires logistics and flows in cities

Claire LESIEURCNRS Research Fellow, Lyon Institute of Complex Systems (IXXI-ENS-Lyon) & AMPERE Laboratory.

>> From proteins to cities: how can we optimise the geography of cities to make exchanges and flows more fluid?

How to cope with urban growth? 

Should cities sprawl more and more or become denser?

Is it possible to densify sustainably? 

Presentation of a diagnostic kit for urban land use errors and how protein can help us understand these errors, correct them and guide us to a more sustainable use of urban space.

7.15pm - 7.40pm [ Closing in territorial and philosophical perspective ...

Gabrielle HALPERNDoctor of Philosophy, author of "Tous centaures! Eloge de l'hybridation" (2020), published by Le Pommier.

>> How hybridization will transform territories!

For a number of years now, we have been witnessing an accelerated hybridization of our world, affecting practically all areas of our lives: modes of consumption and marketing, companies and public institutions, buildings, ways of living and working, professions, objects, territories, materials, products, uses and services, etc. We are witnessing the emergence of new combinations and re-combinations; we are entering the era of unlikely marriages! Since nothing fits into our boxes and all our definitions are shattered, we will have to redefine everything! What is the city we want to live in? What are the territories in which we want to move? What if the premises of this ongoing hybridisation were the weak signal that the silos that fracture our society are being broken down?


Video recording - interviews on the TV corner for a review of the latest news from biomimicry players. Flash sequence: 1 news 2021 + 1 announcement 2022. Please book your slot with Mia.

Afterwards, you will be able to take advantage of the cocktail party for exchanges, discussions and interviews

[ Cocktail - Get together

To simply have the pleasure of meeting and exchanging. For a mycorrhizal cocktail! Exchanges are essential to life ... and to the development of projects.

[EXPO - The Biomim'Gallery

The gallery of bio-inspired innovation stories from NewCorp Conseil's monitoring and writing work: