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Design data to structure, contextualise and view the city

Egis has developed customised applications to ensure direct, comprehensive and unbiased access to data. An example of this being “Métabolisme Paris”.

This visualisation tool was created by Elioth* in 2014 to popularise the concept of urban metabolism for policy makers, project leaders and citizens, by showing the flows of energy, resources and water that form the lifeblood of the city: how much electricity, gas, oil, heat, consumer goods, food and drinking water enter Paris each year? Does the city export more goods than waste? To what extent is it dependent on energy imports? Is autonomy possible for a city this size?image-metabolisme-paris

Designed for the “Optimisation du Métabolisme Urbain” (Urban Metabolism Optimisation) call for projects launched by the City of Paris, the website presents over 40 local projects, examples of concrete circular economy solutions, already in place and functional: how can paving stones be reused rather than manufacturing new ones? How is the sand from Paris Plage recycled every year? How can waste be turned into reusable materials or energy?

*Elioth is an Egis entity specialising in innovative structures, building envelopes, and environmental design

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“Métabolisme Paris” has been nominated for the CityVis award and was presented at the UN summit Habitat III held in Quito from 15 to 20 October 2016.