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Urbayiti: urban governance and resilient towns in Haiti

The Urbayiti project "Urban Governance and Resilient Towns" aims to promote Haiti's economic and social development and foster people's resilience by improving the quality of urban life.

 

Urbayiti is thus helping consolidate the institutional framework to strengthen governance in the sector and improve the management and planning of towns. It informs and raises people’s awareness of urban development issues and underlines the Haitian government's ambition to pursue an integrated urban approach.

 

The project operates on three levels:

 

Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA): fighting climate change in Africa

The Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is a European Union-funded initiative to support cities in sub-Saharan Africa in their fight against climate change and their efforts to ensure access to clean energy for their people.

It has several objectives:

- Strengthen the capacity of cities to develop and use planning and implementation instruments in the fields of energy, mobility and urban planning,

- Improve the legal and institutional framework of local authorities and their technical and resource mobilisation capabilities,

ECLER IVOIRE: developing rural electrification and improving energy efficiency in Côte d'Ivoire

As part of the ENERGOS II programme to support the energy sector in Côte d'Ivoire, funded by the European Union, Expertise France is implementing the ECLER IVOIRE project. Its aim is to improve access to electricity for rural Ivorians through solar energy, and to reduce energy consumption in public buildings.

 

The project is based on two intervention components, on the one hand rural decentralised electrification using renewable energies, and on the other, energy efficiency in public buildings.

Urban and Landscape Project Club, Saint-Pierre Workshop, Martinique

In April 2016, ADDUAM organised a workshop with the FNAU Urban and Landscape Project Club around the town of Saint-Pierre: five days of visits and discussions, mixing analysis of the region, elaboration of strategies, collective reflection and formulating proposals, all orchestrated by the club's three facilitators, giving practical expression to the skills of the agencies for a multiscale regional project in association with local professionals from the town.

 

Biodi(V)strict® tool: measuring the impact of urban development on biodiversity

Our urban model is currently evolving to fit in with the ecological and climate transition. Thus, in the context of urban renewal and development, there is a need to make the right choices to preserve and strengthen biodiversity.

 

2D/3D/4D GIS platform tool: modelling the vulnerability of infrastructure to climate hazards to strengthen regional resilience

RESALLIENCE is a research office dedicated to adapting regions, cities, infrastructure and their uses to climate change.

 

RESALLIENCE supports and advises its clients on the climatic hazards that affect cities and regions by carrying out:

climate vulnerability diagnoses;

functional resilience modelling tailored to assets and networks;

supports the development of action plans dedicated to improving resilience to climate change.

#Hackeuses: training in digital technical jobs exclusively for women

#Hackeuses is training that’s 100% for women, for 6 weeks, providing an introduction to code and discovering digital’s technical jobs aimed at women of all ages, with little or no qualifications, from disadvantaged regions in France and internationally (especially in Senegal).

 

Support for the public sector for vocational training in Dakar

In August 2018, Simplon.co signed an agreement with the National Office for Professional Training (ONFP) in Dakar, Senegal, to set up a training programme in web and mobile development.

 

This training was open to people with at least a Bachelor's degree in computer science, teleinformatics, telecommunications networks or an equivalent degree.

 

For 6 weeks, 40 trainers from 20 public and private structures were trained to be able, technically and educationally, to lead training courses for the professional title of web and mobile developer.

TechTown: making digital a vehicle for employment and local development in mid-sized cities

The TechTown cooperation network was launched as part of the European URBACT III programme. Bringing together 11 mid-sized European cities, TechTown's goal has been to explore ways in which small and medium-sized cities can maximise the job creation potential of their digital economy.

 

The purpose of this integrated planning network was to collaboratively examine:

- the benefits that can be derived from national or large city initiatives;

- the role and viability of clusters of digital businesses;

Elithis Danube in Strasbourg: first positive-energy housing tower

30 regions involved in the Ecocités approach receive support from the City of Tomorrow Future Investment Programme, which is managed by the Bank of Territories on behalf of the State.

 

The Elithis Positive-Energy Housing Tower in Strasbourg is one of the projects that is part of this programme.

 

Standing 50 metres high in 16 storeys, the Elithis Tower produces more energy than it consumes. It generates renewable energy thanks to photovoltaic panels perched on its roof and attached to the facades.

 

A Land of Art and History between city and marshland

In Pays de Saint-Omer, the "Land of Art and History" label from the Ministry of Culture has been borne since 2013 by the Pays de Saint-Omer-Flandre Intérieure Urban Planning and Development Agency.

 

Philanthropy and international relations in support of heritage preservation

Reopened in October 2017 after four years of work, the Jesuit Chapel, classified as a historical monument, has become a major cultural venue for the Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration. The chapel is also a must-see in the Saint Omer landscape with its large red and white façade and two 40-metre-high towers. It bears witness to the Baroque style that was widely used by the Jesuits at the turn of the 17th century.

 

The Station, a lever of attractiveness in Pays de Saint-Omer

Preserving and transforming a remarkable heritage item in Pays de Saint-Omer into a dynamic and innovative place for economic development, training and social inclusion is the ambition of the Station run by the Community of the Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration.

Gran Santo Domingo sustainable urban mobility plan

Mobilise Your City (MYC) is a global climate initiative that promotes integrated urban mobility planning. It aims to maximise the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (by 50% by 2050), particularly in cities in southern countries that will see most of the future urban growth.

As part of this initiative, Gran Santo Domingo is one of 100 cities that have committed to define and implement an ambitious Urban Mobility Plan. This initiative has the technical and financial support of AFD (French Development Agency) and the MYC programme.

Study for the development of intelligent systems and digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in Tunisia

SYSTRA is conducting a strategic and operational study for the development of Intelligent Systems and Digital Solutions for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Tunisia called "Smart Mobility Tunisia".

 

The aim of the study is to foster a digital transformation in mobility that works towards the collective interest, sustainability of urban transport systems (i.e. transport accessible to all, safe, economically efficient, environmentally efficient and not producing greenhouse gases), and the development of a national ecosystem of mobility innovation.

Using the ISO 37101 sustainable city management method

Work involving 51 countries has led to the definition of a method to define and implement integrated, robust and agile urban strategies: the ISO 37101 management standard, published in 2016.

 

The international ISO 37101 method is a powerful management tool that maximises the benefits of a sustainable regional development policy project.

TriOmix, the first creative sprint that reinvents waste sorting in the city

The issue of selective waste sorting in dense urban areas is well known: we sort half as much in the city as in the countryside.

 

Faced with this fact, Citéo, in partnership with the Lyon Metropolis, its innovation laboratory ERASME and the Ecole Centrale, organised TriOmix: the first creative sprint dedicated to improving waste sorting in the city.

 

Health and urban planning

In terms of regulatory urban planning, the agency first developed in 2014 a guide called "PLU and environmental health", which helps identify through 12 health determinants the regulatory levers to best integrate these issues into the drafting of the planning document.

 

The 12 health determinants selected are:

 

Drinking water supply and resource protection

Wastewater remediation and stormwater management

Bathing water

Facilities classified for environmental protection, including livestock buildings

“Grenelle des Mobilités” in the Bordeaux metropolitan area

A shared feeling in the Bordeaux metropolitan area is the need to change the mobility model.

 

Faced with this fact, the main players in mobility policies (the four local authorities and the State) decided in 2012 to launch the "Grenelle Metropolitan Mobility" initiative, an original approach to debate and co-construction involving representatives of the State and regional authorities, employers, employees, expert unions and user associations.

 

Teaching new mobility: "Mobility is learned!"

VEDECOM is an Institute for Energy Transition set up by the French government as part of the Future Investment Programmes, which works mainly on the development and experimentation of technological solutions applied to vehicle electrification, driving delegation and vehicle connectivity, and shared mobility and energy.

 

VEDECOM also has a training mission and a comprehensive approach to disseminating knowledge and research carried out within it.

Passages, transitional spaces for the city of the 21st century

At a time when mobility is at the heart of urban issues, each of us is expected to have a heightened knowledge of connected travellers, moving from one mode of transport to another, travelling various daily distances, in metropolitan areas fragmented by networks, rapid infrastructure and specialised areas.

 

GeoGuyane - Mapping Portal of French Guyana

GeoGuyane is an infrastructure for sharing and using geographic information in French Guyana.

 

 Without replacing the various existing GIS, this portal allows the public and all stakeholders to access from the Internet all geographical information (maps, data...) identified within the region.

 

The operational implementation of GeoGuyane has been entrusted to the AUDeG, which is in charge of its general management.

 

From its website (www.geoguyane.fr), it’s possible to access:

Evaluate your energy projects with Enersquid

Enersquid is a platform for evaluating energy projects that aims to help industrialists and regions to implement the energy transition. It is characterised by:

OFS-BRS in France: a model for making sustainable housing affordable

The purpose of this contribution is to present the model of solidary land bodies (OFS) and joint real lease agreements (BRS) in metropolitan and overseas France, as well as the initiatives at work in the region.

 

The solidarity land bodies allow in particular:

participation in the social mix,

energising the residential pathways of households in the social rental stock,

development of new solutions for the sale of low-rent housing, degraded or high-risk condominiums, the regulation of illegal land occupations, etc.

The "Reinventing the Seine" approach: a call for innovative projects to support regional development

In March 2016, Paris, Rouen, Le Havre and Haropa - Ports de Paris Seine Normandie launched the call for projects "Reinventing the Seine".

In a similar vein to the "Reinventing Paris" call for projects, the initiative was a new step in the development of the Seine Valley.

The project sponsors, the City of Paris, the Rouen and Le Havre conurbations and HAROPA Port de Paris Seine Normandie relied on the three urban planning agencies of the Seine Axis (APUR, AURBSE and AURH) to coordinate the call for projects on the scale of the Paris, Rouen and Le Havre regions.

La Toile Alimentaire (food web), a management tool of the Regional Food Project of the Urban Community Le Havre Seine Métropole

The ambitions of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community's Regional Food Project are to promote access to quality food, for the benefit of the health of all inhabitants, and to develop a local food economy.

 

The aim of this project is to provide advice and regional support, to give visibility to local initiatives and to bring out economic opportunities in the community's food chain.

 

The fight against food insecurity is an objective shared between the public and private sectors

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

A healthy, sustainable local food supply for all

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

The factsheet “A healthy, sustainable local food supply for all” presents the food strategy of Rouen Normandy Metropolis.

Collective catering: Orleans goes local

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

The factsheet “Collective catering: Orleans goes local” presents the strategy of Orleans Metropolis for a sustainable urban agriculture.

A local, sustainable food supply, and most importantly with everyone and for everyone

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

Local production as a lever to combat food insecurity

  With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

10 recommendations to combat food insecurity

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

A coordinated food distribution network

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.   The factsheet “a coordinated food distribution network” presents the solidarity food strategy of the City of Reims.

For a responsible, solidarity approach to school meals

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

Two innovative projects in Paris to provide better food for the most disadvantaged

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

The factsheet “Two innovative projects in Paris to provide better food for the most disadvantaged” presents the food strategy of the City of Paris.

Here healthier diets go hand in hand with solidarity, cooperation and local initiatives

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

A collective regional commitment to a sustainable, inclusive food supply

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

The factsheet “A collective regional commitment to a sustainable, inclusive food supply” PAT (Plan Alimentaire Territorial aka “local food project”) of the metropolis of Metz.

A sustainable food supply for all policy

With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.

 

The factsheet « A sustainable food supply for all policy » presents the agro ecology and food policy implemented by Montpellier Mediterranée Metropolis.  

A sustainable food supply for all

  With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.   The factsheet “A sustainable food supply for all” looks at Dijon Métropole' strategy to ensure access to quality and sustainable food for all citizens and to promote food solidarity on its territory.