Another concrete example : Paris is a paioniiir city in the field of sustainable, shared and multi modal mobility. Velib, was launched in 2007, bikes on free access. Autolib, was launched in 2011, sharing of an electrical vehicle. SUUn, self service electrical scooters will appear. The banks of the Seine are now partially public spaces without cars, and the Paris’ team is launching a call for ideas, open to citizens to go further on. You may know that Paris Plage has been a success for 20 years, and each year bringing new innovations.
From the 1st April the mythical Champs Elysées avenue, will be closed to the cars one Sunday a month. There are many other examples to quote. Let’s keep in mind that the Mayor of Paris has announced that diesel cars, will be forbidden in 2020
Another example in this systemic approach in the environment and energy field. We knoouu that in towns, the heating & cooling networks are important contributors of the CO2. At present, 75% of the necessary energy for these networks, is produced by the Paris geothermal power.
Colloque « La Chimie et les Grandes Villes » - 9 novembre 2016