In response to the current unsustainability of our economic and industrial models, concepts such as low-tech, right-tech and just-tech have been gaining ground over the last ten years.
The trend books are the result of large-scale annual collaborative reflections carried out with a wide range of stakeholders by our Prospective Lab. On a given theme, they decipher the trends, synthesize the issues and propose operational avenues for action. All are illustrated by inspiring initiatives revealing the changes underway or heralding future ruptures.
We are living in a period of unprecedented change and uncertainty that is overturning our habits and lifestyles, with a very real impact on work and, ultimately, on real estate and regional planning.
Against this backdrop, we have re-examined ways of working: practices, methods, rhythms and organisations, in order to understand the factors driving change and their impact on workplaces, and their influence on the local area.
In France, the building sector accounts for 43% of national energy consumption and 23% of greenhouse gas emissions1. Biobased materials can help to reduce the carbon footprint in a context of climate disruption and meet challenges such as the National Low Carbon Strategy, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Find out how in the new trend note from Bouygues Construction’s Foresight teams.
Children seem to have disappeared from cities, public squares, building courtyards and pavements. In the space of a century, the car has taken over the urban environment, bringing with it its share of consequences: danger for pedestrians, occupation of public space, noise pollution, air pollution, etc. The city seems to have become a dangerous space, hostile to its own inhabitants, where children (but also teenagers, people with disabilities, the elderly, etc.) have no place. How can we think about cities through the prism of childhood to make them more welcoming, more desirable for every inhabitant – whatever their age?
Resilience” seems to have made a name for itself in French territories. It’s even become fashionable. For better or for worse: the concept provides a good perspective for addressing global change, but its aura of “novelty” and “transition”, essential for any project today, means that it is likely to be misused.
Beaucoup d’espoirs et d’attentes sont aujourd’hui fondés en cette ville moyenne, qui permettrait de concilier les avantages de la proximité avec un cadre de vie actif et attractif. Décryptage des enjeux et des leviers.