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 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).
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).
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.
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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