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26 Sep 2017 | News

The city of Paris has been a candidate in the framework of the “100 Cities Resilientes” project carried out by the Rockfeller Foundation. OnOctober the 4th, it will be announced that an ambitious project would be designed, which would inevitably have consequences for the infra-territories, the great suburb. This is the capacity of Paris to anticipate, survive and develop whatever the shocks (terrorist attack, major flood, earthquake, etc.) and chronic stresses (of housing, employment, migration , climate, etc.) that the capital will face in the coming decades

6 priority issues
The state of the Paris resilience identified six priority issues for the City.
The first issue is the social, economic and territorial inequalities and the risks they pose to social cohesion and the ability of Parisian society to cope in the event of a major crisis.
2nd issue, climate change, 50 ° temperature and summer risk
3rd issue, air pollution, children already at risk
4th issue, the river, and its whims: the fear of a major flood
5th issue, the terrorist risk, the security context
6th issue, to improve the governance of our territories, ie our ability to organize ourselves collectively, with all institutional, economic, associative, academic and citizen actors, and to build new cooperation beyond municipal borders .

A strong dimension concerns rural areas
Already, it is reflected in exchanges between the capital and the (national association of rural mayors (AMRF) which have known to find common stakes and affirm the desire to meet them. It will be effective through the will to define a pact of territorial cooperation with the periurban and rural municipalities, around common interests and partnership actions. These include food supply (sustainable food), travel restrictions through the development of teleworking, recycling and the circular economy, food supply in Paris depends on the surrounding rural territories and vice versa.

What next? Writing and developing an ambitious and unifying agenda … “We must change the way we think about the future to integrate global issues, adapt our practices to more horizontality and agility, and build new alliances to providing residents with a better quality of life, protection against unforeseen events, and positive prospects for the future. It is the very functioning of our city that is in question: its flexibility, its ability to learn crises in order to anticipate them better, to think of its projects in a systemic way to multiply its benefits, or to mobilize and include the inhabitants, companies, researchers in its projects “.

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