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Faire la ville dense, durable et désirable

Conception Management et gouvernance
  •  Créativité
  •  Inclusion
  •  Résilience
  •  Sobriété
Thématiques : 
  • Aménagement
  • Planification
  • Milieux naturels et aquatiques, biodiversité
  • Suivi de performance / Labels, normes et certificats
  • Conduite du changement

La lutte contre l’artificialisation et l’appauvrissement des sols joue un rôle déterminant, notamment pour répondre à l'urgence climatique et la préservation de la biodiversité. Pour parvenir à l’objectif de Zéro Artificialisation Nette à horizon 2050, « refaire la ville sur la ville » en favorisant la densification constitue un levier clé.

Concilier densité des populations, des activités et des services, sous certaines conditions, en garantissant la qualité de vie des citoyens en première préoccupation, constitue une des réponses à la limitation de l'étalement urbain et aux enjeux de résilience de nos territoires. Ce sont des clés et des pistes pour agir pour une ville dense, durable et désirable que l’ADEME souhaite porter au travers ce guide.

Ce guide illustre des leviers actionnables par les collectivités territoriales et les acteurs de l’aménagement ainsi que des exemples inspirants et de projets déjà déployés pour accompagner et poursuivre cette dynamique dans les territoires.


Public : Élu.e.s, Techniciens fonction publique territoriale, Fonction publique d'État, Secteur privé
Date : Octobre 2022
Type de ressource : Guide

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.


Originally from Savoie, Alice is currently studying a Master’s degree in Sustainable Territorial Development. After having focused her professional life in the tourism sector and the search for a way to reconcile tourism and environmental issues, she joined Sustainable City by France. This organisation, fully committed to the transformation of territories, allows her to discover more about sustainable city, in a theoretical way (working groups and scientific committee) but also in applied way, by territorial workshops.

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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.


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.


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.

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)

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.


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.