Urbanization is a worldwide phenomenon. It sets challenges that every city must confront, whatever their size and country, if they are to improve their inhabitants' quality of life. Since there is no better way of describing cities than showing them, come along on a trip around the world... in pictures!
With more than 18.5 million inhabitants, Shanghai is China's most populated city and one of the largest metropolises worldwide. As a demonstration of this rising power, the city hosted 2010 World Exhibition. We contribute to the construction of the France Pavilion.
A journey through time? Quito's historical center, marked by its colonial past, is the biggest and best preserved center in Latin America. Ecuador's capital is on UNESCO World Heritage list. It is also a modern city in constant development, with 2 million inhabitants. We mainly participated to the construction of the airport, a commercial center, hotels and tunnels.
Witbank, South Africa
The industrial city of Witbank is rich in mineral resources and one of the main energy suppliers in South Africa; it has recently changed its named to be called eMalahleni, "Place of coal". Therefore, the municipality attracts several investors and real estate promoters, a windfall for the increasingly growing population. In order to facilitate the access to housing, we contributed to the construction of the individual affordable houses.
An "archipelago-city" is an urban organization allowing its inhabitantsto benefit from advantages of big city (universities, companies, cultural equipments...) associated with those of a smaller one (proximity, green spaces...). Rennes is a good example: it has been elected in 2012, most pleasant place to live in France (according to a national magazine). A living comfort to which we contributed by participating to the city's urban development: sidewalks and bike lanes.
Since it became Morocco's administrative capital in the beginning of the twentieth century, Rabat has continually attracted a large number of inhabitants. As a result: Rabat has initiated large urban development projects to address the continuous growth of its population. Among these projects, we participated to the construction of transport infrastructures in order to facilitate the inhabitants' everyday journeys (bridge, tram, airport etc.)
With 19 million inhabitants, Delhi agglomeration is in the Top 10 of the most populated cities worldwide, and is ranked second in India after Mumbai. Delhi is a cosmopolitan city and is in the heart of the issues relating to urbanization. In order to address these issues and offer a better environment to the inhabitants, we contributed to various projects, including the building of a housing complex and a university campus.
All roads lead ... to Calgary! The third most populated city in Canada is a center for transport in West Canada: strategically positioned on major rail axes, the city hosts also an international airport, an important road and motorway network as well as a public transport network serving the whole city by bus and tram. And there is more! In order to satisfy an increasing number of inhabitants who go to work walking or by bike, the city also built a footbridge, the Peace Bridge to which we contributed, linking the districts in the south and downtown to the north of the city.
New-York, United States
Big Apple should not be introduced anymore! New York, the largest city in the United States, undoubtedly finds its place among the international metropolises. For its inhabitants' well-being and comfort as well as for the numbers of tourists visiting it every year, we contributed to the renovation of the marina.
Snow lovers: welcome to Brasov! Located in Transylvania, in the center of Romania, the city of Brasov is the biggest ski resort in Eastern Europe. It is also an important economic center backed by a strong industrial past, with more than 350,000 inhabitants. In order to facilitate the access to this regional metropolis, we contributed to the renovation of 140 km of the national road linking this city to the capital Bucarest.