The association organises its actions within a partnership and annual work programme, divided into 4 statutory missions:
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.
◉ Update the Manifesto, which constitutes the logical framework for Sustainable City by France’s action, with the support of the Scientific Committee.
◉ Propose in 2023 a renewed format for the association’s annual event dedicated to the professional stakeholders of sustainable territories, with the support of the Scientific Committee and in partnership with a member local authority.
Sustainable City by France's missions
◉ Promote and disseminate the ADEME/CNFPT MOOC which is structured on the basis of the 4 pillars of the Sustainable City by France’s Manifesto.
◉ Organize a cycle of conferences around high-level speakers followed by a convivial moment.
◉ Enhance existing training offers on sustainable city topics to accelerate the rise in competence of actors, with the co-piloting of the DGALN (Ministry of Ecological Transition) and the Gustave Eiffel University.
◉ Continuation of working groupes installed in 2022 and create 4 new ones in 2023.
◉ Actively participate in various public and private working groups and national and international bodies, to widely disseminate the objectives pursued by the association in its manifesto.
◉ Work on the possible evolutions of collective imaginations and referentials with the scientific committee to achieve the ecological and energetic transformation of territories.
◉ Articulate this work with the Society and Consumption Observatory and citizen panels in member communities (annual survey).
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.
◉ Multiply the territorial workshops thanks to the structuring of a strengthened team, with the recruitment of an additional project manager and interns (Sc Po.)
◉ Accompany in 2023 the new members of SCbF (Grand Lyon, City of Marseille, Rennes Métropole…), the current members (Community of communes of Argentan, CHU and Metropole of Bordeaux, Montreuil, Montrouge…)
◉ Develop with MTECT (Ministry of Ecological Transition) new workshops to support the referential of the new national eco-district brand.
◉ Support the French National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) under the title of “Resilient Neighborhoods”.
◉ Strengthening of cooperation with the the Assembly of French Communities (AdCF).
◉ Strengthen Sustainable City by France’s participation in the “Small Cities of Tomorrow” program within the framework of the partnership with the French National Agency for the Cohesion of Territories (ANCT) and extend the scope of intervention to the “Action cœur de Ville” program.
◉ Organize several workshops and participate in regional conferences bringing together the stakeholders of the Small Towns of Tomorrow program: elected officials, project leaders, deconcentrated state services.
◉ Supporting territories in responding to European calls for projects related to sustainable cities and identifying the brakes and levers for the carbon transition of territories at the local level (Miroir France group in support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the General Commissariat for Sustainable Development (Ministry of Ecological Transition) and within the framework of the CapaCITIES platform, with MESRI, CGDD, ANCT, France Urbaine, and partners from some fifteen member states).
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.
◉ Continue to communicate on the platform to improve its notoriety in France and internationally at trade shows and events and through specific campaigns.
◉ Update the selection of available tools (methodologies, trainings, repositories, etc.) and promote them during territorial workshops and at relevant professional meetings.
◉ Identify new attractive formats to enhance the value of operational demonstrators (feedback, videos of field visits, podcasts, etc.) and develop the portal showcase accordingly.
◉ Accompany members in getting to grips with the members’ area and the replay platform, to facilitate access to SCbF content.
◉ Participate with the Ministry of Ecological Transition, with the objective of international valorisation, in the selection and valorisation of exemplary projects of the sustainable and resilient city.
◉ Compile a “catalog” of demonstrators to offer to international delegations during their visits to France and continue the compilation of thematic sheets to promote the French vision and tools on the sustainable city sector.
◉ Convene the international steering committee to define the 2023 roadmap and re-specify the association’s priorities.
◉ Evaluate the delegation in Poland and rule on the interest of conducting delegations in the future and if necessary their modality.
◉ Participate in the reception of foreign delegations, by preparing communication materials and/or soliciting members in the phase of elaboration of visit circuits.
◉ Consolidate and expand the network of international partners.
◉ Contribute to the regular dissemination of information related to the sustainable and resilient city to promote the coordination of public and private actors in France and internationally.
◉ Rethink the SCbF newsletters for a more concise and attractive format.
◉ Propose a public activity report to enhance the work of the association and publicize its achievements in the ecosystem of sustainable city professionals.
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:
◉ Develop the statutes: scientific committee, partners’ committee, election procedures, etc.
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