Soil: a resource for a living city

Crossed perspectives between Mexico and France

What is our soil made of? What is its biodiversity, its permeability? What are the harmful effects of intensive agriculture on our soils? What are the consequences of artificialising our soils? Is it possible to preserve the soil in dense cities?

The conference offers some crossed perspectives on this crucial subject.

Nathalie Leroy and Hugo Cruz Ramos
during the conference at the Maison du Mexique


Mexican microbiologist Hugo Cruz Ramos sheds light on the microcosmos of the soil.

Nathalie Leroy, a French landscape designer, presents projects which have been carried out in urban areas, and discusses her research on soil biodiversity within the Arte Charpentier agency.

Illustration from Nathalie Leroy’s presentation,
axonometry: water circuit in urban soils

Recording of the conference


Conference on September 29th, 2022 by Hugo Cruz Ramos – microbiologist & professor of biotechnology – and Nathalie Leroy – landscaper, Arte Charpentier – Maison du Mexique – 9C Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

The event was organised in collaboration with the Fondation de la Maison du MexiqueUNAM FranciaCité Internationale Universitaire de ParisSUP biotech, Arte Charpentier.