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Observatory for urban planning. Get to know and monitor your urban nature.

An observatory of the urban vegetation to pilot your territory

1 | Visualize

Map and visualize the green belt based on information coming from satellite imagery and open data.

2 | Analyze

Explore the urban territory and synthesize all the information related to urban vegetation with interactive tools.

3 | Optimize

Identify priority zones, according to specific objectives, and targeted indicators.

4 | Act

Act relevantly and efficiently, and follow the impact of your decisions.

Tailored indicators, an interactive and accessible visualization interface

Various possible scales of analysis

Various possible levels of analysis, for instance at the scale of counties, districts, municipalities, cities, neighborhoods, blocks or plots.

Monitoring of evolutions

Data can be updated frequently to guarantee the tracking of politics and actions.

Regional context is taken into account

Analysis and integration of regulatory documents and actions put into place at regional and national scales.

Production of vegetalization indicators

These indicators facilitate decision making by allowing a multi-criteria and multi-level analysis by mobilizing other data.

Centralization of thematic data

Mapping and collection of available data, classification per thematic, per level of granularity, and scale of production.

Acquisition and production of complementary data

Thanks to our skills and expertise in remote sensing, we produce customized data to meet specific needs.

Greencity received the GreenTech Innovation in 2020!

Dedicated to cities and associations of municipalities, to help them visualize and optimize urban green spaces, our product Greencity is labelized GreenTech Innovation by the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

In collaboration with its partners, TerraNIS receives the SCO label 

SCO France is a national network whose vocation is to gather the scientific community, public authorities, and corporations, with the end goal to help national public policies on climate change.

To receive the SCO label for a project means you embrace SCO’s values, and benefit from an international recognition.

You said more nature in cities? 

Put nature back at the heart of innovation, planification and urban planning processes

Rising urbanization, environmental degradations and climate disturbances push our societies to think about the characteristics of the city of tomorrow.

Urban vegetation is a key element to improve city dwellers’ quality of life and to maintain ecological balance.

Moreover, it is a key component of the landscape and the urban ecosystem.

It plays a fundamental role in ecological processes (conservation of biodiversity, thermal regulation, improvement of air quality, carbon storage, limitation of water flow…) as well as in improving human health and individual and collective well-being (thermal comfort, regulation of pollutants, social bond, recreation areas, tourism and attractiveness…).

Nature to live well in cities

Nature has become an essential element of cities’ attractiveness and urban planning, an asset for tourism and the city’s image.

Beyond the real estate considerations, access to nature is also a determining element to quality of life.

The social bond developed around green spaces is essential to many citizens: green spaces create opportunities for recreation and exercise, and also facilitate cohesion and social integration by offering meeting spaces.

Over the past few years, many scientific studies highlighted several other benefits of urban vegetation for the well-being of city dwellers. Notably:

  • The improvement of air quality
  • The thermal comfort in cities
  • The improvement of physical and mental health 

Climate goals at different scales

The international community

Through the United Nations’ 2030 agenda for sustainable development and its 17 objectives for sustainable development, countries mobilize energies to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate changes, while making sure no one is left behind.

With Greencity, we bring a response to two of the objectives of sustainable development:

Objective 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

11.7 By 2030, guarantee everybody’s access, women and children, elderly and disabled people in particular, to green spaces and safe public spaces.

Objective 13 – Fight climate changes

13.1 Strengthen, in all countries, resilience and capacities to adapt to climate instabilities and climate-related natural catastrophies.

French citizens

Live in greener cities.

A survey published in 2018 reports that 53% of people interviewed choose a city that puts nature at its heart to define the city of tomorrow.


Through the implementation of the Plan Biodiversity, France leads a series of actions to preserve biodiversity and mobilize levers to restore it when it is deteriorated. The goal is to improve French citizens’ daily life and that of future generations.

Reconquer territories’ biodiversity

The Plan Biodiversity aims at slowing down artificialization of rural and natural spaces, and reconquering spaces of biodiversity, wherever it is possible.

Local authorities

In many local governing bodies, policies for the preservation of urban nature and biodiversity arise.

This policy is directly fostered by mayors through the Agendas 2030. In other cities, the directions of the department of green spaces or other dedicated departments lead these missions of conservation of urban biodiversity.