Habitat, Cities & Territories of Tomorrow

Faced with major challenges, our living spaces are reinventing themselves.
How can we integrate more life into our lives? Biomimicry also provides a vision and an innovative approach to rethink our urban and territorial ecosystems in the manner of large natural ecosystems.

Urban ecosystems are becoming increasingly dense. They will house 70% of the world's population in 2050, most of them less than 150 km from the coast. They are already the main emitters (2/3) of greenhouse gases.

These spaces are not readyThey have not been designed with the ecological, climate, energy, social and public health issues that we face today and tomorrow in mind. They need to be rethought.

Elected representatives, builders, industrialists, designers, architects, town planners and all stakeholders are the new "political actors", able to decide, act and redesign our world of tomorrow.

  • Faced with the urgency and these new needs (and expectations*), a multitude of initiatives are emerging.
  • A great worldwide movement to reconfigure our living spaces has been launched, often by reintegrating life into the city and into our lives, by thinking in terms of connection, intelligence, resilience, greening, urban agriculture, short circuits, multimodal and soft mobility, air quality, etc.
  • Natural ecosystems and bio-inspired technologies are often integrated into this new wave, at various levels and scales: house-neighbourhood-city ...; materials, flows, sharing ...; air, water, waste, energy ...

How can bio-inspiration respond and offer solutions to these vital issues?

NewCorp Conseil, a consultancy firm specialising in territorial and political strategy and communication, and founder-organiser of Biomim'expo, contributes its analyses and network knowledge to this re-foundation of our territories to make them more resilient and harmonious.

Alain Renaudin also took the initiative to co-author a manifesto "For a new vision of the city, inspired by naturewhich you can find here here.


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(*), for 92% of the French "there is not enough nature in the city"; for 90% "cities have a major role to play in terms of the fight against global warming and the energy transition". NewCorp Consulting study

NATIONAL SURVEY - The French want more nature in the city

The study, which recalls the expectations of the inhabitants of the village ...
All lessons and results here.

Some articles and dossiers from the trend magazine NewCorp on the subject:

UP'Magazine: Biomimicry, circular economy, urban greening, set the tone for the future Greater Paris Metropolis

Le Monde: New centralities in the making within the Greater Paris Metropolis

Le Monde: Twelve major cities want to become fossil fuel free by 2030

L'Atelier BNP Paribas: What the city of the future can learn from nature

NexityLab: Urban biomimicry, or how the city imitates nature to be more sustainable

E-RSE: Sustainable cities: a 3.7 trillion dollar market to unlock for business

Futura Planet: The first forest city is built in China

Novae: Berlin wants to become a "sponge city

Novethic: New York floods every five years due to climate change

CNN: California cities want Big Oil to pay for costs of climate change

BUSINESS INSIDER: Discover 5 superb architectural projects for Greater Paris that bring nature into the city

CITYLAB: Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

More specifically, on the ecotone project:

Les Echos: Arcueil relies on Ecotone's half green-half urban programme, winner of the call for projects launched by the Greater Paris Metropolis

Le Parisien: Arcueil: the crazy project that will transform the banks of the A6

Sciences & Avenir: Presentation of the Ecotone project

DNA: Nature: the architecture of the future

Institute of Physics: How forests could limit earthquake damage to buildings

WE TOMORROW: Shark, dragonfly or breadfruit houses: when nature inspires architecture

And the very complete dossierBiomimicry in architecture. Status, methods and tools"by Natasha Chayaamor-Heil , François Guéna and Nazila Hannachi-Belkadi.