Partnerships renewed in 2021 with Humanité & Biodiversité, the ENSP, and the EIVP

9 March 2021

ECT is delighted to pursue these fascinating and demanding partnerships.

Renewing our partnership with the association Humanité & Biodiversité 

In 2019, ECT and the association Humanité & Biodiversité signed a charter of commitment to Biodiversity. This charter was completed, at the end of 2020, by the addition of methodological guidance. And the publication of an in-house operational method for the design of our land-use developments.

Prepared in ‘guidance sheet’ format, it forms a guide for carrying out the commitments undertaken in the charter. For the business, it’s a proactive policy which aims to go beyond the regulations in force under the Code de l’Environnement and the town planning code, the Code de l’Urbanisme. 

In 2021, ECT renews its partnership with Humanité & Biodiversité.

“Earth & Landscape” business chair at the ENSP

The renewal for 2 years of the “Earth & Landscape” business chair is the result of a fruitful partnership with the national landscape gardening school, the ENSP or ‘École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage’ at Versailles. Since its launch in 2019, our ambition has been to explore the interactions between the landscape and earthmoving. And to promote consideration of landscaping and the creation of new landscapes by the re-use of soil.

“Upcycling soil from urban work sites” business chair

In 2021 and 2022, this chair for teaching and research will set about disseminating knowledge about upcycling soil. 

This business chair, which is unique in France, has given rise to several interdisciplinary projects involving cooperation between ECT and the City of Paris School for Engineers, the EIVP or École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, relating to EIVP ‘s courses in urban engineering:

  • Incorporation of the theme of excavated soil in the teaching of the engineering degree course
  • Organisation of meetings and a science conference
  • The publication at the end of 2020 of a joint work, “La terre dans tous ses états” (Earth in All Its States), under the direction of Bernard Landau and Youssef Chahine