Allegory of the effects of good government, Ambrogio LORENZETTI, Palazzo Publicco, Sienna, Italy, 1338
Welcome to the future!
Please suspend your judgement. What you see isn’t a scene from the Middle Ages. It’s a blueprint for the future of cities. 1338 meets 2038, meets 9038!
This 1338 fresco is a stellar blueprint for sustainable cities. It unifies in a single image the principles, keys, symbols, functions and evocations that guide and structure the design and management of all cities: (...)
Quattrolibri has been selected by ADEME (French National Agency for the Environment) and by the French Ministry of sustainable development to join the national research programme on "rethinking cities in a post carbon society".
Our research purpose was to design a transition strategy to reduce carbon emissions by a factor 4 by 2050.
Our focus was on the small to midsized satellite cities, which increasingly suffer from their proximity to a bigger neighbour. Our research (...)
Nous avons organisé le premier repas "Cuisine du Coin" le premier mars à la Maison des Associations de Fontainebleau (FLC, Fontainebleau, Loisirs, Culture).
Cuisine du Coin, c’est un programme pour développer des débouchés pour une agriculture de saison de proximité: cuisinons ce qui est en saison et local, et donnons de la visibilité aux producteurs du coin.
Cuisine du Coin est le premier "Projet Petit Pas" d’application de la stratégie post carbone.
We completed an assignment for ARENE (a regional agency promoting new energy and the environment, www.areneidf.org), producing the Post Carbon Strategy for the area of Fontainebleau (2009-2010). Our report is available here.
ARENE also published the 3-min video we created to introduce the key tenets of the Post Carbon Strategy.
(video designed by Bouchees Doubles) Post Carbon Strategy
The EU held a conference on Sept. 28. 2007 and published a paper “Towards a Post Carbon Society“, (...)
If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us, who? These questions sum up the drive behind the Transition Town movement. The movement initiated by Rob Hopkins has spurred a wide range of local initiatives, rooted in communities. Communities is the key word. The point is not to prove oneself right over others, on how to fight climate change. The point is not to prove governments or big corporations wrong either. The point is not being right. The point is to engage communities, to (...)
Well, at least, that was the question asked to us, which we’ve tried to answer in the attached report (in French – contact us if you want to find out the key findings, in English). Installing PhotoVoltaïc farms (PV farms) on the ground is an industrial-grade option to fight climate change and is nearing grid parity in some countries (Spain, Germany). The choice of land matters. Here comes the pecking order. First comes industrial land, particularly factory roofs, large car parks (including (...)