Capitalisation of experience & theme-based dossiers

2017-2018 - Dossier “How to construct inhabitants’ and professionals’ power to act on the city?”: Alternative Pour des Projets Urbains Ici et à l’International (APPUII) ; Centre Sud - Situations Urbaines de Développement

Presentation of partners

  • Centre SUD.
    Created in 2004, Centre SUD is a space for pedagogy, research and exchanges on architecture and urban development situations in both the North and the South. Its objective is to share and disseminate scientific and academic knowledge, as well as the knowledge of inhabitants, on development issues arising from the adaptation to rapid urban expansion and transformation, as well as to the required involvement of inhabitants. It participates in developing and strengthening a network of researchers, educators, students and professionals committed to these topics.
  • APPUII (Alternatives for Urban Projects Here and Internationally). Created in 2012, this association and its salaried coordinator bring together volunteers who intervene in support of local requests by inhabitants affected by urban transformation projects with a direct and sometimes brutal impact on their everyday lives and their right to carry on living in their neighbourhood. The association works towards shaping cooperative cities, with an attentive ear and an eye for equality. Its action aims to build, initiate and promote “alternatives for urban projects”, mainly by formalising a network of inclusive skills in favour of popular neighbourhoods and against the commodification of cities.
  • Réseau SUD, Pédagogies et Pratiques Coopératives
    Its purpose, in particular, is to provide training and indepth, critical information on issues involving majority habitat and the production of housing policies (insecure, social, rehabilitation), to contribute to widening the palette of knowledge and learning capacities of students while also creating bridges between architecture schools, university programmes and civil society. Ultimately, it creates synergy between Centre SUD and APPUII actions in order to question, experiment and assert the creation of a collaborative and social city.

Nature of the partnership

The partnership between CITEGO and these organisations is based on three points:

  • capitalisation of meetings and actions implemented by each structure
  • a reflection on the effects of the actions undertaken by the three entities, and the identification of the main challenges and possible future actions
  • the creation of spaces for dialogue and co-training that mobilise resident groups, teachers, students and community representatives

Read the publication

2016-2017 - Dossier “Social and Solidarity Economy, a tool for a multi-sectoral and multi-scale approach to public action?”: Réseau des collectivités Territoriales pour une Economie Solidaire (RTES) ; Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris (EUP)

Presentation of partners

  • Réseau des collectivités Territoriales pour une Économie Solidaire (RTES) :
    The RTES brings together local authorities who signed a common convention for the development of the social and solidarity economy.
    The RTES promotes the initiatives of territories through its publications, the organisation of meetings, etc.; it demonstrates to national and European institutions the richness of actions carried out; it encourages the transfer of best practices through seminars, debates and by setting up training programmes; it seeks the conditions necessary to improve the policies implemented.
  • The Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris is part of the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) and the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM).
    The EUP has three main ambitions:
    •  Develop and internationalise all its training programmes by emphasizing an innovative pedagogical approach focused on professional role-playing and individualised follow-up on the acquisition of knowledge and know-how.
    • Play an essential role in linking training and research by developing and intensifying relations between urban development research laboratories and Labex Futurs Urbains.
    • Become an important site for public debate on the major urban development challenges and urban fabric in the Paris metropolitan area, France, Europe and the world.

Nature of the partnership

The partnership is based on analysis of the capacity of the SSE to encourage transversality between sectorial public policies, as well as cooperation and links between the different territorial levels.

EUP students were called upon to perform a comparative analysis on the basis of 4 case studies. The analysis examined:

1. Coordination between territorial authorities on different levels:

  • Bordeaux, Metropolitan Bordeaux, the department and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, 4 territorial authorities with an SSE policy.
  • Brittany: Region/Country linkage, committed Departments and territory-level consultative bodies that have long been in place.


2. The SSE as a tool for linking ///services and sectorial policies, SEE as a factor in territorial development: how to convince?

  • The ‘Auberive Vingeanne et Montsaugeonnais’ community of municipalities: municipal authority in a rural area, where the SSE is a recent policy, so links are currently being constucted.
  • The city of Sceaux, where links between ///various entities and the SSE are desired.
    This analysis was supported by a ‘mirror committee’ including professionals and elected officials who are committed to SSE policies or are specialists in consultative approaches or public policy-making.

Cross-analysis of case studies has pointed to 5 scenarios a local authority can implement with regard to the organisation of a SSE project. Read the analysis

Scenarii 1 à 4 d’organisation d’une collectivité face à un projet relevant de l’ESS
Scenario 5 d’organisation d’une collectivité face à un projet relevant de l’ESS
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