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The association organises its actions within a partnership and annual work programme, divided into 4 statutory missions:


Mission 1: Fundamentals of sustainable and resilient territories

Bringing together the State, local authorities, private companies, and experts in a single group for reflection and action, disseminating the best tools and operational solutions to accelerate the ecological, social, and economic transition of territories. 

  • Writing a manifesto for sustainable and resilient cities which redefines the fundamentals and specificities of the Franco-European approach and will constitute the logical framework for the association’s positioning and intervention. 🎬 Watch the fundamentals of the sustainable city. 
  •  Pursuing the work of developing a shared grid for prioritising projects at the territorial level, with regard to the four pillars of the manifesto: Sufficiency, Inclusion, Resilience and Creativity.

Sustainable City by France's missions

  • Creating a training course for members only around the causes and consequences of the Anthropocene, the fundamentals of sustainable cities and territories promoted by SCbF, the tools, methods and examples of best practices (based especially on the contributions of the members of the association).
  • Organising in 2022 the 2nd edition of “Sustainable Cities in Actions”: annual reference event, with the support of the Scientific Committee, in order to mobilise the stakeholders of sustainable territories. 🎬 Replay edition 2021.
  • Continuing the working groups set up in 2021 and creating 2 new ones on taxation, accounting, budget preparation and evaluation; decarbonation and resilience of logistics and supply in cities and territories.
  • Active participation of SCbF in different working groups and public and private, national and international bodies, to widely disseminate the objectives pursued by the association in its manifesto.
The 4 pillars of the Sustainable City by France manifesto

Mission 2: Regionalising the work of Sustainable City by France

Raising awareness among local executives and general management of the fundamentals of sustainable territories, and inspiring territorial projects by sharing expertise and experience.

  • Deploying territorial workshops for local authority executives, management committees and project teams. Updating the fundamentals of the sustainable city and mobilising the network and expertise of our members. 🎬View the Sustainable Cities in Action replay.
  • “Small Towns of Tomorrow”: a special partnership with ANCT (National Agency for Territorial Cohesion): In this framework, the association carried out a training course for all the elected officials and project managers of the 1,600 municipalities involved in the approach, with the expertise of PUCA (Urban Planning Construction Architecture), VAL’HOR (Federation of horticultural professionals) and the CNOA (National Council of Architects’ Association). 🎬 Watch the replay.

  • Identifying the brakes and drivers for the carbon transition of territories at the EU scale (Horizon Europe Programme). In support of the French Ministry of Ecological transition and Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and in collaboration with associations of elected officials, (100 climate neutral cities in 2030 mission) SCbF participates in the “National Mirror Group” for the Cities Mission and the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) partnership in order to disseminate information on European calls for projects and encourage the mobilisation of French local authorities and professionals. 🎬Replays available on the Pin Ville website.
Shooting of the "Small Towns of Tomorrow" training, a partnership with ANCT

Mission 3: Promoting and capitalising on the best French solutions and projects, both nationally and internationally

Sharing the fundamentals and solutions for sustainable and resilient territories, through dedicated actions and thanks to the Sustainable City by France hub, with the aim of sharing best practices and promoting French expertise.

  • Developing the Sustainable City by France platform to transform it into a real showcase of French ambition in terms of sustainable cities and territories, supplied by professionals and gathering tools for local transitions.

    1. Promote a selection of transition demonstrator projects from all fields to inspire territories.
    2. Transform the portal into a real sustainable-city “hub”, a gateway to all related sites, training courses, tools, and events that may be relevant to professionals in the sector and local communities.
    3. Offering a private space to our members to centralise information and documents relating to the community life  and to manage international activities (thematic discussion forum).

  • Participating with the Ministry of Ecological Transition, in order to promote international visibility, in the selection and promotion of outstanding sustainable and resilient city projects.
  • Organising the first Sustainable City by France delegation to Poland in 2022 as part of the French Presidency of the European Union and to support the promotion of the French vision and know-how of the sustainable city.
  • Participating in trade fairs and professional events in France and abroad.
  • Participating in welcoming foreign delegations, supporting the European and Foreign Office/Ministry for Environmental Transition and MEDEF International, by preparing communication materials and/or inviting members to take part in the development phase of visit itineraries
  • Contributing to the regular sharing of information on sustainable and resilient cities (events, training courses, reports, innovative solutions, etc.) in order to promote the coordination of public and private actors in France and internationally.
Sustainable City by France's new platform
French sustainable city professionals sign an ambitious partnership with Denmark in Dunkirk

Mission 4: Strengthening SCbF's cooperations and expanding its ecosystem

Redefining, strengthening and affirming the role of SCbF among the stakeholders of sustainable and resilient cities, and developing cooperation and joint actions within the association’s ecosystem:

  • Broadening the number and types of members in each of the bodies (State, companies, local authorities and experts).
  • Strengthening existing partnerships and joint actions with related associations (Ecomaires, Construction 21, etc.) and developing new ones (Comité 21, 4D, C40, Shift Project, Resilient Cities Network, etc.)
  • Extending the network of European and international partners in order to open up our members’ perspectives and strengthen cooperation between professionals in the field of sustainable and resilient cities and territories. 
The Sustainable City by France and French Impact partnership signed

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.