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The French association of sustainable-city stakeholders.

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.

Europe Eco-district in Saint Brieuc – © Hervé Guillaume

She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in International Relations and Action Abroad at the same university. She approaches the problems of sustainable cities and territories through these different perspectives and her international experiences.


Isabelana is a Mexican journalist who holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication and Data Analysis from the Sorbonne University. She previously worked in communication and press relations in the cultural sector in France and Mexico. Today, she is interested in ecological actions and solutions to preserve the environment and the biodiversity.


With a background in social sciences, art history and architecture, Camille has worked in communication within the VINCI group: from major international projects to La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank dedicated to urban foresight.

A geographer by training (Saint Petersburg State University), she started as a geographer and economist at the Academy of Agricultural Economics (Russia), before pursuing her career in France as an administrative and accounting assistant (Air Liquide, Association TGV Provence Côte d’Azur, COFHUAT, Groupe Hervé)

Trained in international and European affairs between England and France as part of a double degree at Sciences-Po Lille / University of Kent, Marion started her career in advocacy and institutional relations of non-governmental organisations, in the fair trade sector (Max Havelaar France label). Her experiences are also linked to territories, with a passage in decentralised cooperation at the level of a departmental council.


Before joining the SCbF team, he held several positions in local government management. From elected official and deputy mayor of his native city Besançon, in charge of university relations and international cooperation, to Director of Economic Development of the City of Pantin, to Chief of staff in Montreuil – where he notably piloted the in-depth redesign of the urban project towards more ecology and sustainable development – he continued his career as Senior Resilience Officer of the City of Paris.

He promotes a holistic and systemic vision of sustainable development and brings his expertise in territorial resilience, ecological and social transition.