By 2050, almost 70% of the world's population will live in cities. But not just any old city, mind you! Cities offering a greener living environment are – and are set to become – increasingly popular. So, let's take a look at the issue of urban planning.
Thursday October 31st, 2019
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Martin Sénéchal, urban ecologist and landscape architect at Elan
A platform in favour of eco-design, created by Marie-Luce Godinot, Executive Vice President of Bouygues Construction, in charge of Information Systems, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Sustainable Development; and Thierry Juif, Environment and Eco-design manager for Bouygues Construction.
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