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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. 

 Update the Manifesto, which constitutes the logical framework for Sustainable City by France’s action, with the support of the Scientific Committee.


  Propose a renewed format in 2023 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 Sustainable City by France’s Manifesto.

Organize a conference cycle  with  high-level speakers, followed by an informal networking moment.

Enhance existing training offers on sustainable city topics to accelerate the reskilling of relevant actors, with the co-piloting of the Ministry of Ecological Transition (DGALN) and the Gustave Eiffel University.

Pursue working groups put in place in 2022, and create 4 new ones in 2023.

Actively participate in various public and private working groups within national and international bodies, to widely disseminate the objectives pursued by the association in its Manifesto. 

Work on the possible evolutions of collective imaginaries and frameworks 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).

The Scientific Committee of Sustainable City by France and the Halle aux Sucres

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.

Multiply the number of territorial workshops, thanks to the structuring of a strengthened team, with the recruitment of an additional project manager and interns (Sciences Po University.)

 Accompany the new members of Sustainable City by France (Grand Lyon, City of Marseille, Rennes Métropole…), the current members (Community of communes of Argentan, CHU and Metropole of Bordeaux, Montreuil, Montrouge…) in 2023 

Develop new workshops, in partnership with with the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTECT), to support the framework of the new national Eco-district label.

Support the French National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) under the “Resilient Neighborhoods” approach.

 Strengthening of cooperation with the national association of local authorities “Intercommunalités de France – AdCF ). 


Strengthen Sustainable City by France’s participation in the “Small Towns of Tomorrow” program, within the framework of its 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.


  Support territories in their response 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 (French “Mirror Group” supported by 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, (which includesMESRI, CGDD, ANCT, France Urbaine, and partners from some fifteen other EU Member States).

Territorial workshop in Louviers (Agglo Seine Eure) - July 2022

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.

Continue to communicate on the platform to improve its notoriety in France and internationally at forums?and high-profile events, as well asthrough 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 familiarizing themselves with the online members’ area and the replay platform, to facilitate access to SCbF content.

Partner with the Ministry of Ecological Transition, to work towards international valorisation, in the selection and promotion of exemplary projects for a sustainable and resilient city. 

Compile a “catalog” of demonstrators  offered to international delegations during their visits to France, and continue the compilation of thematic sheets to promote French vision and tools inthe sustainable city sector.

Convene the international steering committee to define the 2023 roadmap and re-specify the association’s priorities.

 Assess the 2022 delegation toPoland and rule on the interest of conducting such delegations in the future, and if necessary their modality.

 Participate in the reception of foreign delegations, by preparing communication materials and/or soliciting members for theelaboration of visit circuits.

Strengthenand expand the network of international partners.

Contribute to the regular dissemination of information related to the sustainable and resilient city, in order to promote the coordination of public and private actors in France and internationally.

 Redesign 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.


Sustainable City by France's delegation in Poland - November 2022

Mission 4

Associative life

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.

For more information, please contact: alexandra.litchman@francevilledurable.fr


Motivated by climate issues and planetary boundaries, Quentin decided to study land use planning at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. His experience in associative field at the Fresque du Climat, helped him to better understand the stakes of the ecological bifurcation. Between his native Haute-Savoie and his home town Rennes, where he gained expertise in mobility and sustainable agriculture, he is now based in Paris to deploy the Sustainable City by France’s territorial workshops throughout the country.


Originally from Savoie, Alice is currently studying a Master’s degree in Sustainable Territorial Development. After having focused her professional life in the tourism sector and the search for a way to reconcile tourism and environmental issues, she joined Sustainable City by France. This organisation, fully committed to the transformation of territories, allows her to discover more about sustainable city, in a theoretical way (working groups and scientific committee) but also in applied way, by territorial workshops.

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Currently studying as a second-year Master’s student in International Relations at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree from INALCO, with a double-major in Hindi language, and International relations / Environmental studies. Her work with us is in line with her former experiences at UNESCO and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, thus deepening her professional expertise in the field of environmental diplomacy and international cooperation for sustainable development.

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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.