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News Metropolitan workshops 2020: from projects to action

The Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AViTeM), the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the French Development Agency (AFD) have been partnering for the organization of the "Metropolitan Workshops"; a series of three immersive and interactive trainings targeting urban practitioners, urban planners, local government representatives, and other relevant stakeholders.

The objective of these workshops held each year in 3 Mediterranean metropolises, is to build the capacities of participants and endow them with skills to support the construction of the cities where they work.

Participants will develop a better understanding of metropolitan processes through observation on the ground and meeting with local actors. They will also be able to identify and share benchmarks and lessons learned on how to favor the coordination of projects and policies at the metropolitan scale and, ultimately, make the metropolis.

ThIn 2020, the workshops will take place in Bologna (March), Casablanca (June), Marseilles (November)e Mediterranean is now more than ever facing major challenges created by its urban transformation, its integration into globalization, its ecological transition, its social and territorial cohesion or even the massification of its flows, and more especially migratory flows.

Territorial planning has shown its limits, particularly considering the growing gap between planned objectives and concrete achievements on the ground. More strategic approaches must be developed, less dogmatic, more in tune with the actors and their means, hence the “Metropolitan Workshops”.

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News date 22/01/2020
Working language(s) FRENCH