PROGRAMME 2018, Thursday 6 SEPT at the Hôtel de Ville de Paris

Thursday 6 September 2018 at the Hôtel de Ville de Paris

The focus theme: Habitat, Cities & Territories of Tomorrow Faced with major challenges (climate, energy, ecology, social, health, etc.), our living spaces are being reinvented. How can taking inspiration from living things help us to (re)integrate more life into our lives?


1.30 - 2.15 pm / Home

14:15 - 14:30Welcome by our hosts and political and institutional authorities

  • Anne HidalgoMayor of Paris and President of the C40 represented by Penelope KomitèsDeputy Mayor in charge of green spaces, nature in the city, biodiversity, urban agriculture and funeral affairs.

14:30-14:45 / Biomimicry and bio-inspiration, news and perspectives


14:45-15:15 / Introduction to biomimicry applied to the city

15:15-16:45 / Patchwork gallery of examples of bio-inspired innovations in architecture / A series of current examples of nature-inspired architecture and urban planning projects highlighted by their authors and directors.

Co-hosted with Estelle CruzCeebios' housing project manager, architect-engineer from ENSAL and Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Conclusion/two-part amazement report by Rodolphe DeborreDirector of Innovation and Sustainable Development for the Rabot Dutilleul Group, and Olivier SchefferGeneral Manager of Nobatek/INEF4.

16:45-17:00Break, discussions, exchanges


17:00-18:30 / Biomimicry for resilient and regenerative cities in the service of the climate

Introduction by Jean Jouzelclimate scientist and IPCC vice-chair

  • Jean-Louis MissikaDeputy Mayor of Paris in charge of urban planning, architecture, Greater Paris projects, economic development and attractiveness
  • Michèle SabbanHonorary President of R20 Paris France, President of the R20 Green Fund for Women
  • Philippe JournoChairman and founder of the Compagnie de Phalsbourg
  • Caroline Delgado-RodozDirector of Urban Synergies by Icade at Icade Promotion - representing Icade and its Managing Director Olivier Wigniolle

The sequence ends with a presentation of the Climate City project by Laurent HussonPartner and Chairman of Climate City SAS


6.30-7.30pm / successions of guest trays:

The ecosystem virtues of nature-based solutions - which models for which solutions?

  • Marc Barraecologist. Regional Biodiversity Agency, a department of the IAU Île-de-France (Institut d'aménagement et d'urbanisme de la région d'Île-de-France)
  • Jacques TassinCIRAD researcher and ecologist, engineer in Horticulture and Tropical Agronomy, thesis in ecology

Biomimicry, both a model and a new imagination, to reinvent a human habitat in harmony with nature, the habitat of humanity.

  • Jacques Rougeriearchitect and oceanographer; member of the Institut de France - Académie des beaux-arts; Jacques Rougerie Agency; Jacques Rougerie Foundation, SeaOrbiter Project
  • Philippe Madecarchitect, urban planner

7.30-8pm / Conclusion

  • Closing of the day with Serge ORRU, Advisor to the Mayor at the Paris City Hall on Sustainable Development, Environment, Climate Plan, Circular Economy
  • Teasing of speakers and exhibitors on 23 October
  • Handover between the Paris City Council and Universcience / Cité des sciences et de l'industrie ...