Sustainable City by France (SCbF)
Sustainable City by France (SCbF) is an NGO born from the coming together of the Institut pour la Ville Durable (IVD – French Sustainable-City Institute) and the Vivapolis network, initiated by the French government.
These two structures gave way to Sustainable City by France on 18 December 2019, following the transformation of the IVD’s statutes, approved by the association’s extraordinary general assembly.
SCbF is, first and foremost, a place for capitalisation, sharing, and support in the implementation of French expertise and know-how for sustainable cities, both in France and abroad, as part of a “do tank”.
Based on matters of public interest, the association annually defines a partnership work programme calling for the involvement of all members of its four bodies: leading local authorities and their associations, companies of all sizes (everything from large French groups to SMEs), the French state (central administration and public operators) and city experts (in particular, national professional organisations).
The structure of the Sustainable City by France association facilitates both the agility of our actions and the pooling of resources; as such, it ensures that the functioning and organisation of works is as efficient as possible.
SCbF acts as a complement to the work of its members, in any way they deem useful
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The association is led by a professional team that organises the actions of the work programme.
This team also plays the role of a permanent secretariat and ensures internal and external communication intended for members of the association and sustainable-city professionals, as well as the steering and organising of works and the mobilisation of stakeholders.