Governance

The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
La Convention des Maires en Afrique Subsaharienne (CdM ASS) est une initiative financée par l’Union Européenne (UE) pour soutenir les villes d’Afrique Subsaharienne dans leurs efforts de lutte contre le changement climatique à travers un engagement volontaire. Elle est basée sur l’approche bottom-up et permet aux villes/communes de définir et d’atteindre des objectifs ambitieux et réalistes, conformément à la méthodologie de la Convention des Maires.
 
L’objectif principal de la CdM ASS est d’accroître les capacités des villes d’Afrique Subsaharienne à fournir à leur population urbaine et...
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is an initiative founded by European Union (EU) to support Sub-Saharan Africa cities in their fight against climate change through a voluntary commitment.It is a bottom-up initiative that allows cities to define and meet ambitious and realistic targets set by themselves in line with the covenant methodology. The main objective of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa is to increase the capacities of cities to provide access to sufficient, sustainable and safe energy related services to urban and peri-urban populations (especially the poor), with special attention to energy efficiency and renewable energy as drivers for local low emission, climate resilient, sustainable development.
 
CoM SSA initiative has three pillars that are:
 
- Access to energy: physical availability of sustainable, clean and reliable energy services to meet basic human needs at affordable costs;
- Mitigation: actions undertaken to reduce the emission of the greenhouse gases and their concentrations in the atmosphere;
- Adaptation: actions undertaken to anticipate the adverse effects of climate change, prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
Urban Resources Management : making smart choices for the evolution of the city
The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.
The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.
Storm drainage and geographic information service project in the Douala urban community (Cameroon)
Depuis 2015, la Ville et l’Eurométropole de Strasbourg associées à GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) et leurs partenaires collaborent avec la Communauté urbaine de Douala dans le cadre de la construction-rénovation de 47 km de drains pluviaux, afin de renforcer les capacités de maîtrise d’ouvrage et de gouvernance locale dans le domaine de l’assainissement urbain. Cette AMO (Assistance à la Maîtrise d'Ouvrage) soutient également la création d’un système d’information géographique (SIG) servant d’appui technique au projet de drainage. Les questions sanitaires liées aux déchets et aux eaux usées autour...
Since 2015, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, in association with GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) and their partners, have been working with the Douala Urban Community on the construction and renovation of 47 km of storm drains, to strengthen their project management and local governance capacities in the field of urban sanitation.
This AMO (Assistance to the Contracting Authority) is also supporting the creation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide technical support for the drainage project.
Health issues related to waste and wastewater around storm-water disposal have been included in the remit of the project. To strengthen technical capacities in the field of sanitation and hydraulic expertise, a management training programme has been set up in partnership between ENGEES (Ecole Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement de Strasbourg) and the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) de Douala.
Dunkerque : une agglomération en transition

Riche de son héritage industrialo-portuaire, l’agglomération dunkerquoise a intensifié son engagement dans une transition énergétique industrielle, environnementale et sociétale.

En créant des synergies et des partenariats autour de nouveaux modèles, cette transformation énergétique entend répondre à un double enjeu :

• Préserver la vocation du territoire tout en engageant une véritable transition économique et durable

• Favoriser un environnement équilibré propre au développement de son attractivité.

 

Cette volonté de développer des solutions innovantes plus justes et durablement...

With its wealth of industrial and port heritage, the Dunkirk conurbation has intensified its commitment to an industrial, environmental and social energy transition.
By creating synergies and partnerships around new models, this energy transformation aims to meet a twofold challenge:
- To preserve the appeal of the area while engaging in a genuine economic and sustainable transition
- To promote a balanced environment, conducive to the development of its attractiveness.
 
This desire to develop innovative, fairer and more sustainable solutions has recently been reflected in the introduction of the new public transport network.
 
Since 1 September, Dunkirk has become the largest urban area in Europe to have developed a 100% free public transport network.
Above and beyond this exemplary action, a whole global strategy is presented, which demonstrates our ability to exploit our assets and reveal their economic and environmental synergies.
Réussir la transition numérique des villes du sud
Installé dans la ville de Sémé-Podji au Bénin, Wexity est le premier outil digital spécialement conçu pour les autorités locales afin qu’elles puissent y gérer l’ensemble des objets urbains : réseaux, habitat, environnement, risques, économie locale, équipements… pour servir les besoins d’un développement urbain durable. Aujourd’hui seuls existent des systèmes experts complexes nécessitant du personnel qualifié. Wexity rompt avec cette logique de complexité.

Wexity est une plateforme digitale moderne, construite pour un usage partagé et collaboratif, conçue pour être accessible à tous les publics d’une...
Located in the city of Sémé-Podji in Benin, Wexity is the first digital tool specially designed to enable local authorities to manage all urban objects: networks, housing, environment, risks, local economy, equipment and so on, thus serving the needs of sustainable urban development. Today, only complex expert systems requiring qualified personnel exist. Wexity breaks with this logic of complexity.
Wexity is a modern digital platform, built for shared and collaborative use, designed to be accessible to all audiences within a municipality, from elected officials to senior managers and municipal technicians. We believe that only a solution used and controlled by local users can be sustainable.
Going beyond innovation of use, it is also our ambition to offer a major breakthrough in terms of controlling urban environments. In sub-Saharan Africa in particular, no city has an up-to-date and accurate map of its territory. The establishment of a complete and transversal database is in itself a decisive element for the cities of the South.
Innovation also comes from Wexity's ability to produce pragmatic analyses: how many people live in flood-prone areas? Which equipment is subject to environmental risk? Where are the areas that do not have access to drinking water? Which residential areas are furthest from schools? These are simple, obvious questions that cities are often not able to answer without external advice.
Smart Cities and Territories Platform
Lancée le 22 mai 2019, la Plateforme Villes et territoires intelligents a pour objet de mettre à disposition des collectivités des ressources pour comprendre, agir, et développer progressivement des services. Construite dans une démarche de conception participative et itérative, selon la méthode du « design thinking », elle permet notamment pour les collectivités de s'approprier le sujet, de construire pas à pas une stratégie et de lancer diverses actions. Elle disposera également à terme d’un outil d'autodiagnostic et comprend également un espace dédié à l'Internet des objets, fruit d'un partenariat entre le Cerema et l'Avicca, qui...
Launched on 22 May 2019, the Smart Cities and Territories Platform aims to provide local authorities with resources to understand, act and gradually develop services. Built using a participatory and iterative design approach, using the "design thinking" method, it allows communities to take ownership of the subject, to build a strategy step by step and to launch various actions. It will also eventually have a self-diagnostic tool and includes a space dedicated to the Internet of Things, the result of a partnership between CEREMA and Avicca, which offers a collection of territorial initiatives in metropolitan France and overseas, mapped and classified by the scale of coverage, the network used, thematic and use cases.
Digital Observer 4 Africa
Do4Africa ou Digital Observer for Africa (www.do4africa.org) est une plateforme qui recense les projets innovants et digitaux en Afrique . De plus, il référence les jeux de données en Open Data du continent africain. Il permet à l’échelle régionale et internationale de faciliter le partage de données de qualité et à jour sur les innovations technologiques et sociales en Afrique. La plateforme a été bâtie sur 3 principes fondateurs : l’intérêt commun, la collaboration et l’open data. Do4Africa a pour vocation à être alimenté par une communauté ouverte d’entrepreneurs, d’innovateurs, d’...
 
Do4Africa or Digital Observer for Africa (www.do4africa.org) is a platform that identifies and lists innovative and digital projects in Africa. Furthermore, the platform collects open datasets relating to the African continent.
It is a game-changing platform that facilitates the sharing of high-quality and up-to-date data on the technical and social innovations across Africa. The platform is built on 3 core values: common interest, collaboration and open data.
Do4Africa is destined to be driven by a growing community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, students and developers. The mainstream platform incorporates all types of digital projects, whether they were created by governments, companies, startups, NGOs, etc…
The platform covers all 54 African countries and currently provides detailed information on more than 800 projects and 50 open datasets.
 
 
 
 
Unveiling the potential of middle-sized conurbations
Les agglomérations moyennes sont au cœur de l’attention des pouvoirs publics depuis l’été 2017, avec la préparation d’un futur plan national villes moyennes. Avant même cette annonce, les élus du bureau de la FNAU avaient souhaité travailler sur ces agglomérations qui maillent le territoire français  mais qui ont aujourd’hui besoin de révéler leur potentiel, et, pour certaines d’entre elles, de rebondir. Pour construire cette  publication et les propositions qu’elle contient, cinq groupes thématiques ont été organisés  afin de mobiliser les témoignages des agences d’urbanisme, des collectivités, des représentants de l’Etat, des...
Middle-sized conurbations were the main focus of public authorities during the 2017 summer, while the future “middle-sized cities national plan” was under preparation. Even before this announcement, the elected representatives of the FNAU Board had chosen to work on these conurbations, which spread over the French territory, but yet currently need to unveil their potential, and for some of them, to bounce back.
To design this publication and the proposals that are included in it, 5 thematic groups were organized in order to rally the testimony of urban planning agencies, local governments, State representatives, national stakeholders and experts.
The FNAU Thematic Study 42 “unveiling the potential of middle-sized conurbations” therefore focuses on the variety of challenges and levers for middle-sized conurbations, as well as the engineering tools that can be mobilized to support them. This publication presents concrete proposals of levers that can be resorted to recapturing city centres, including through actions on housing and public spaces, working on central functions (particularly trade and higher education), on economic changes and innovation, mobility or culture and quality of life. 
Un quartier zéro déchet

Trophées Eco Actions 28ème édition

PRIX CITOYENNETÉ : Saumur

A travers les missions du centre municipal Jacques Percereau, la Ville a souhaité s’engager dans une démarche participative, expérimentale et innovante pour le quartier autour de la question de l’environnement et de l’économie circulaire. Le défi « Mon quartier zéro déchet » issu d’une convention partenariale signée entre la Ville et la SPL Saumur Agglopropreté, acte sur une volonté forte d’agir en faveur du développement durable à l’échelle du quartier.

Des ateliers de...

28th edition of the Eco Actions Trophies

Citizenship Prize: Saumur

Through the missions of the Jacques Percereau municipal centre, the city wished to commit to a participatory, experimental and innovative process in the neighbourhood on the topics of the environment and circular economy. The “my zero-waste neighbourhood” challenge, stemming from a partnership agreement signed between the city and the “Saumur Aggropropreté” Local Public Company, operates on the strong willingness to act in favour of sustainable development at the neighbourhood level.

Workshops on reusable materials recycling, no-waste cooking, cleaning up the neighbourhood and taking part a shared garden project, are some of the proposals implemented to raise the population’s awareness on the impacts of consumption on the environment.

Furthermore, it is necessary to bring together the different stakeholders in the territory by organizing collective actions, enhancing existing facilities in terms of sustainable development, with the support of national-scale NGOs (Zero Waste).

Smart City Directory - Civic Tech
La Civic Tech désigne l’ensemble des projets associatifs ou entrepreneuriaux utilisant les technologies pour améliorer le système politique, renforcer le lien démocratique entre les citoyens et le(s) gouvernement(s) (locaux). Ces initiatives ont pour objectif de rendre l’action publique plus transparente et accessible ainsi que d’accroître le pouvoir de la société civile.
 
Les entreprises référencées « Civic Tech » dans l’annuaire Smart City de la Banque des Territoires proposent par exemple :
  • De fédérer les...
Civic Tech refers to all associative or entrepreneurial projects using technologies to improve the political system and strengthen the democratic link between citizens and (local) government(s). These initiatives aim to make public action more transparent and accessible as well as increasing the power of civil society.
 
Companies labelled "Civic Tech" in the Smart City Directory of the Banque des Territoires (Bank of the Regions) offer, for example:
To federate citizens’ energies and foster collective intelligence;
To inform citizens about the life of the city and be connected with shops, the stops of the various modes of public transport, information panels, car parks and even cultural programming;
To value the work of the community and simplify the process of communication between citizens and public services;
To use notifications, especially "by interest groups", allowing the municipality to better target its messages according to each person's interests.
 
The Smart City Directory of the Banque des Territoires lets you discover the solutions of companies which work in the field of the smart city. This directory aims to bring together all the players in the city of tomorrow by linking local public players on the one hand and companies offering innovative regional services in the different sectors of the city on the other. Companies are invited to present their innovative offers here.