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Sustainable City by France documents

The Sustainable City by France hub has been designed as a toolbox and a useful showcase for all sustainable-city professionals. 

This digital tool aims to be supplemented by a series of themed “Sustainable City by France” documents, presented in the form of interactive PDFs linking to the portal and available in a printable version.

These documents are designed to provide international professionals with information on the French vision and approach to each topic, highlighted by examples of key public policies and enriched with operational solutions and methodologies carried out by French experts and companies.

These documents are produced and updated with the support of the French Ministry for Ecological Transition and Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and are shared with foreign delegations interested in the French expertise on sustainable and resilient cities, as well as on professional events abroad. 

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French Partnership for the City and Territories (PFVT) resources

Started in 2011, the French partnership for cities and territories (PFVT – Partenariat Français pour la Ville et les Territoires) is a close partner of Sustainable City by France.

While SCbF is considered a support tool to promote the French expertise and know-how in the field of sustainable and resilient cities (in a “do-tank” and economic diplomacy approach), the PFVT coordinates French advocacy and positioning, mainly in the context of UN forums and in support of institutional diplomacy efforts.

To that end, the PFVT is responsible for leading workshops, bringing together more than 200 actors so as to prepare French contributions to the World urban Forums – Sustainable City by France is actively participating to these works, as it coordinates the working group on resilience. 

The 11th session of the World Urban Forum is taking place from 26 to 30 June 2022 in Katowice, Poland, under the banner “Transforming cities for a better urban future”. For this 11th session, the PFVT has chosen a working methodology for the 2021-2022 workshops based on a prospective approach. Projecting into the world of tomorrow allows us to anticipate increasingly recurrent, systemic, urban and globalized crises. Indeed, today’s crises are global and show us that it is necessary to renew and reaffirm solidarity, on a local and international scale, for sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban futures.

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Informal City
Informal City
Affordable housing
Affordable housing
Women and city
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Digital technologies
Créativity city
Cities and biodiversity
International and cross-border cooperation

About Solène

Mission Officer, Working Group, and Projects. Student at the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris, focusing on the ecological transition of cities.

About Quentin

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.

About Alice

After five years’ study at Sciences Po Lyon, with a specialization in territorial transitions, Alice joined Sustainable City by France (France Villes et territoires Durables). She actively contributes to the deployment of the association’s territorial workshops and working groups.
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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.

About Isabelana

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.

About Camille

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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.

About Alexandra

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)

About Marion

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.

About Sébastien

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.