Cities › Our key principles

With a firm focus on adapting to local concerns and assembling a skilled team, we design urban projects based on 5 key principles.

Appeal

Maximising the appeal of a project from three standpoints:

  • an economic standpoint, in order to attract companies and investors
  • a social standpoint, in order to bring in new residents, visitors, tourists, etc.
  • an environmental standpoint, in order to increase biodiversity, improve sustainability and reduce negative impacts

Innovation

The spirit of innovation is in us all, in every stage and every component of a project:

  • project development: we seek the best arrangements in terms of governance, risk and contract strategies
  • design, construction and operation: we employ innovative design methods and technical solutions (3D design, BIM, mobility and energy modelling, participatory studies on living conditions, etc.), sustainable mobility and energy services

New information and communication technologies are creating new services and uses in cities. All the actors are concerned: inhabitants, visitors, companies, public services and private operators... The developers of such solutions speak of smart city.

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Inclusion

Taking into consideration every stakeholder in a project is a principle that is integral to sustainable development. We make every effort to factor in the interests, opportunities and constraints of public institutions, private actors, residents, visitors and users

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Resilience

Taking into account the impact of natural disasters and climate change - a major phenomenon that will mark the decades to come - by incorporating development proposals that are resilient to climatic hazards.

The concept of city resilience is a lever for implementing urban sustainability actions in a systemic and coordinated manner, both within projects and across projects.

A resilient city, understood as a system, is capable of withstanding shocks – rapid changes in external environmental conditions or in internal functioning - and redressing itself by mobilizing internal strengths: flexibility, adaptation, autonomy, redundancy, connectivity etc.

With over 5 years of research and applied projects, Egis is a pioneer in this field and proposes innovative methods and tools.

Minimizing Carbon Footprint

Minimising the carbon footprint of a project and its impact on the environment in general.

Following the Paris Agreement of the COP 21, the objective of limiting global rise in temperatures to 2°C and ensuring, at the level of states, "zero net emissions" by 2050  requires setting in place, today, the mechanisms to reduce or compensate greenhouse gas emissions.

This includes measures relevant to urban development and incorporated in project’s conceptual and engineering design.  In a broader perspective, evaluating costs-benefit in limiting GHC emissions, reducing urban sprawl or implementing a more efficient use of resources is integral to our urban project approach.