Elodie
Grimoin

Project: Urban Canopee

Elodie has been passionate about nature and biodiversity since she was a child, and she has always been very interested in issues related to the management of our environment, which is taking an ever-increasing place in public, economic, industrial and individual decision-making.

It is thus quite naturally that she turned to an agronomy school. During her AgroParisTech engineering training (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences), she wanted to discover and apply her knowledge in the field of eco-design and sustainable architecture, as she has always been a city dweller. 

Wishing to make a contribution to this process, and to make our cities more liveable, more breathable, and greener, she did an internship at the Delft University of Architecture (Netherlands), during which she co-authored in 2016 a book with Dr Steffen Nijhuis Exploring Green infrastructures: Concepts and practices in green infrastructure design and planning.

In 2017, she also acquired an experience in the environment and energy performance of buildings through a long internship (Dauchez Payet office). During her last year of school, she had the opportunity to meet Hubert Michaudet and the research team of the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. She participated in the creation of the URBAN CANOPEE project by contributing her dual agronomic and environmental skills.

THE FIGHT AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGHT OF OUR GENERATION. BECAUSE IT MAY BE THE LAST ONE WE CAN LEAD.

For the cities, where will soon live two out of three inhabitants of the planet, for city dwellers, the question is no longer to question the existence of climate change but to prepare to face it. Too dense, too mineral, cities may become less liveable, and more vulnerable as a result of heat peaks and pollution. 

We know that bioclimatization with plants is the best way to cool cities and improve air quality. The revegetation of spaces is a key issue in the fight against pollution and urban heat islands. And that's what Urban Canopee offers, with its autonomous and connected vegetal structures, by massively accelerating the greening of surfaces available on the ground, on the facade or on the roof, wherever trees cannot grow.

More info on https://www.urbancanopee.com/en/