Promoting urban diversity and biodiversity

In partnership with the Mairie de Paris, RATP has committed to working on diverse urban programmes that combine industrial sites, housing, public equipment and green areas. Creating such places helps combat urban sprawl and promote social diversity

RATP Group has been providing its expertise to increasingly dense cities where available space is more and more scarce, to turn them into resilient and sustainable cities.

Promoting urban diversity

RATP Group has begun repurposing projects on industrial sites, housing buildings, student residences, public amenities (nurseries, daycares, and so forth), gardens, businesses located above underground bus depots… As such, RATP Group contributes to the rise of more efficient cities by setting up various uses and functions all in a single place.


• 8 site renovation projects were launched in 2021 with the objective to create 2,000 new housing units in Paris proper by 2024. Each project accounts for eco-design issues, notably in terms of limiting energy consumption and reducing the carbon footprint of tomorrow’s city.
• 5 industrial sites were made available to last-mile delivery players (Chronopost, Amazon, Ecolotrans) during periods when bus depots are empty to facilitate the delivery of goods in the city. This innovative urban logistics service, led by RATP Capital Innovation, contributes to reducing environmental impact while optimising mobility.

Promoting biodiversity in city

In the Île-de-France region, RATP has begun to systematically analyse its assets to identify opportunities to integrate green or cultivated areas and add to existing greenways. For each real estate project, a strategy has been put in place to meet the environmental and social needs of the future building.

2.55 greened hectares across RATP sites in 2022.


• At the Neuilly-Plaisance bus depot, the local greenway will be supplemented by the development of green areas and the installation of a nesting box for birds of prey placed on top of an industrial chimney.
• At the logistics hub in Boissy-Saint-Léger and as part of the HQE Exploitation certification obtained and retained by the site, the reinforcement and protection of biodiversity manifests as the installation of a group of beehives for a total of 15,000 bees and the maintenance of eco-pastures by a handful of sheep.