territories

Stop the artificialization of the soil!

More than 60 local collectives of inhabitants from all over France mobilized against projects for shopping areas or e-commerce warehouses sent this morning an open letter to the President of the Republic. One week after his speech at the Citizen's Convention for the Climate during which he

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The small Republic of Saillans

La petite République de Saillans, une expérience de démocratie participative, by Maud Dugrand - Edition enquête la brune au rouergue, February 2020 - 180 Pages In mars 2014, as the National Front makes a historic breakthrough in the first round of municipal elections, Saillans, a small town in 1 300 inhabitants in

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Citizen energies, a plethora of initiatives in the territories

Des énergies citoyennes, un foisonnement d'initiatives dans les territoires, by Patrick Norynberg - Editions Yves Michel, October 2019 - 274 Pages This book is a testimony on the emancipatory practices of collective intelligence which are sometimes numerous but little known. Within the framework of innovative approaches and co-construction, Patrick Norynberg,

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territories

Revenge of the villages

La revanche des villages, by Eric Charmes Edition Seuil " La République des idées ", January 2019 - 112 Pages The opposition between town and country is outdated. Attracted by the dream of "the city in the country", peri-urban dwellers now account for a quarter of the French population. In some cities, they

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territories

"Federating Territories": re-establishing dialogue and reinvesting citizens in the construction of their territory

Crisis of confidence between citizens and their representatives, difficulties for the latter to carry out their public service missions, mistrust in the face of programmes that do not or no longer correspond to collective aspirations, nor to the realities on the ground, ... The list is long for the widening gap.

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changes in public services

Reclaiming public services

What if what the media is telling us about the decline of public services is wrong? This is what a report by the Observatoire des multinationales, the association that monitors the CAC 40, reveals, not to play the stock market, but to measure its ecological and social impact. The desire to put an end to

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positive nutrition

Territories with "positive food", a (r)evolution of citizenship

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Faced with the crisis of confidence in a hyper-industrialized and globalized food supply, the territories have mobilized strongly. They are a scale that makes it easier to create coherence between overly segmented policies (agriculture, health, environment, education, etc.), to create synergies between actors, transparency, the

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biodiversity

World Wetlands Day: resisting extreme natural events

Every year on February 2nd, the whole planet celebrates wetlands: The 2017 edition of World Wetlands Day is dedicated to the role of these exceptional territories in disaster prevention. As every year on the same date since 2001, French citizens will be made aware of the importance of wetlands in the prevention of disasters.

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Indicator of well-being

Let's make territorial well-being a priority

Around the world, a growing number of researchers and policymakers recognize that the standard economic indicators that still guide public debate are both misleading horizons and distorted compasses. GDP,like the conventional economic indicators it is the banner of, is losing at a rapid rate of

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climate

Climate: France sets an example

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On the occasion of the signature, on 22 July, of 100 new positive energy territories agreements for green growth, the Ministry of Ecology published a new brochure entitled "La France exemplaire. Les territoires en action": 32 pages covering the main actions of these labelled territories.  

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