governance

TechTown: making digital a vehicle for employment and local development in mid-sized cities
Le réseau de coopération TechTown a été lancé dans le cadre du programme européen URBACT III. Rassemblant 11 villes européennes de taille intermédiaire, l’objectif de TechTown a été d’explorer les moyens par lesquels les villes petites et moyennes peuvent maximiser le potentiel de création d’emplois de leur économie numérique.
 
Ce réseau de planification intégrée a eu pour objet d’examiner, de manière collaborative :

- les avantages pouvant être tirés d’initiatives nationales ou de grandes villes ;
- le rôle et la viabilité des grappes d’entreprises numériques ;...
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;
- how mid-sized cities can help businesses access digital skills and innovations they need to start up, grow and compete.

The Clermont metropolis has developed, with its local ecosystem, an integrated action plan focused on the structuring and development of cultural and creative industries. Taking advantage of a regional singularity around the music and image sector, this roadmap highlights digital technology as a useful lever to attract and train new talent, create skilled jobs that cannot be relocated and develop value added to the region, particularly in terms of image and visibility.
Cities change the world
Selon les Nations unies, près des deux-tiers de la population mondiale habiteront en zone urbaine d’ici 2045. Aujourd’hui estimés à 4,2 milliards, les citadins devraient être 5 milliards en 2030 et 6,7 milliards en 2050.

Au cœur des flux financiers et migratoires mondiaux, les métropoles façonnent les valeurs sociétales et les modes de vie planétaires. Elles sont les vitrines des mutations du monde, créatrices de richesses économiques et d’innovations technologiques.

Depuis le début du III ème millénaire, leurs centres se régénèrent et se densifient, tandis que les périphéries s’...
According to the United Nations, nearly two-thirds of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2045. Today estimated at 4.2 billion, urban dwellers are expected to number 5 billion in 2030 and 6.7 billion in 2050.

At the heart of global financial and migration flows, metropolises are shaping societal values and global ways of life. They are windows onto the changing world, creating economic wealth and technological innovations.

Since the beginning of the third millennium, their centres have been regenerating and becoming more dense, while their peripheries spread out. But their long-term development model is in question. Victims of their own successes, will metropolises eventually become unlivable? What will be the social and environmental sustainability of these urban complexes? How can we articulate attractiveness and quality of life for all?

From New York to Paris Ile-de-France, Tokyo to Copenhagen, Singapore to Medellin, metropolises are inventing, at all scales, new development paths to combine economic competitiveness, urban regeneration, social inclusion, energy frugality and climate resilience. And in doing so, they are changing the world.

This issue of Papers highlights particularly inspiring strategies and initiatives to address the fundamental challenges of (Very) Greater Paris.
food challenges
Manger est un plaisir et un art. L’Unesco ne s’y est pas trompée en classant en 2010 le repas gastronomique des Français au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité. Pour autant, s’alimenter en quantité et en qualité suffisantes reste un défi majeur pour les métropoles. Selon les Nations unies, les citadins représenteront près des deux tiers de la population mondiale dans vingt-cinq ans. Le modèle alimentaire urbain doit inventer de nouvelles façons de produire, transporter et s’organiser pour répondre aux défis socio-économiques et environnementaux posés aux métropoles. Entre locavorisme et mondialisation, comment produire...
Eating is a pleasure and an art. Unesco made no mistake in classifying the French gastronomic meal as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2010. However, food in sufficient quantity and quality remains a major challenge for metropolises. According to the United Nations, urban dwellers will account for nearly two-thirds of the world's population in 25 years. The urban food model must invent new ways of producing, transporting and organising to meet the socio-economic and environmental challenges facing metropolises. Between local supply and globalisation, how can we produce more and better with less?

From field to fork, the Papers of the Paris Region Institute give the floor to all the players in the food system. Researchers, academics, public and private decision-makers and civil society enrich, through their testimonies, the discussion to design another way to properly feed the urban individual in Ile-de-France and in metropolises around the world.
Energy-climate consultation
Ce carnet « La concertation énergie-climat » a pour objectif de donner les clés nécessaires à la mise en œuvre d’une démarche participative dans les projets énergie-climat des collectivités : plans climat-air-énergie territoriaux, lutte contre la précarité énergétique, installations d’énergies renouvelables – chaufferies, unités de méthanisation, éoliennes... –, stratégies locales de développement des filières, etc..
 
Qu’est-ce qu’une démarche de concertation ? Quand et pourquoi la mettre en œuvre ? Dans quel cadre réglementaire s’inscrit-elle ? Après avoir examiné ces questions fondamentales, cet...
This "Energy-climate consultation" paper aims to provide the necessary keys to implementing a participatory approach in communities’ energy-climate projects: regional climate-air-energy plans, the fight against energy insecurity, renewable energy facilities (boilers, methanisation units, wind turbines, etc.), local strategies for sectoral development etc.
 
What is a consultation approach? When and why to implement it? What is its regulatory framework? After examining these fundamental issues, this paper continues with the practical aspects of the initiative, using a step-by-step phased approach from the preparatory phase (expression of need, background study, strategy, mobilisation plan) to realisation (management techniques, meeting formats, stances etc) and, finally, the exercise of restitution and evaluation of the approach.