Nanotechnologies include manufacturing techniques and processes in the microscopic world. Outlook for the building industry.
Comment le numérique peut-il renforcer la résilience des territoires ?
Let’s imagine tomorrow’s buildings together
Friday July 9th, 2021
The city as seen by 15 to 25-year-olds
In February 2021, we surveyed 1,000 young people aged 15 to 25 about their relationship with the city. The responses, collected by Jam via the JAM chatbot on Messenger, are packed with findings!
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