Apur'Café #2 : North East Grand Paris building sites, an example of circular economy

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By 2024, we estimate that 19.5 million m² will have been built and 5 million m² demolished or renovated in Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis. Managing this public building work via a circular economy is therefore a major issue, which is driven by the evolving regulatory context.
This study identifies the source and quantity of waste there will be in North East Grand Paris and then lists the character of existing waste processing platforms throughout the Greater Paris - Métropole du Grand Paris -.
It emphasises the necessity for new platforms closer to building sites and identifies land of XS to XL surface areas of land where they could be developed.
Almost 70 permanent or temporary potential sites have been identified which could improve the territorial network and meet territorial and local needs as well as is possible.

This study, carried out by Apur in the context of its partnership programme and in liaison with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games convention between Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis, continues the thought process already begun on the Olympic and Paralympic Games logistics. It was drawn up alongside the City of Paris, the inter-municipal establishment Pleine Commune, Est Ensemble, Paris Terre d’Envol and Grand Paris Grand Est and the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis.


Study and presentation produced by:

  • Patricia Pelloux, deputy managing director - urban engineer
  • Amélie Noury, urban architect

This document was also carried out by: 

  • Éléonore Bouvier, assistant researcher
  • Anaïs Lo Pinto, urban engineer
  • Jean-François Arènes,  economist statistician
  • Marcelin Boudeau, GIS analyst
  • Christine Delahaye,  geomatician cartographer
  • Laurent Planchot, study assistant


Documents to download

  • Webinar

    Apur’Café #2: North East Grand Paris building sites, an example of circular economy

    Format : pdf, 9.24 MB
  • Study

    Building sites in North East Grand Paris, an example of circular economy

    Format : pdf, 85.55 MB
  • Provisional program of web conferences

    Format : pdf, 227.14 KB