Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Developers’ Network Conference

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Overview OF the 2016 meeting

On behalf of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and Euroméditerranée Urban Authority, SCET organized the 2016 Conference of the Network of Mediterranean, Sustainable urban developers (2nd – 4th November 2016, Marseille & Montpellier, France), on the topic of “Co-producing Mediterranean cities  : Smart urban places, low-tech projects  & cities in transition”

The Network of Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Developers seeks to challenge public and private-sector developers to adopt innovative and experimental approaches, and imagine new ways of working as a response to the challenges they face.

Its 2016 meeting focused on concepts such as the “engineered" city and the “agile” city, looking at:

  • New project management processes – partnerships, coproduction and negotiations – for building sustainable and attractive Mediterranean cities
  • The role of experimentation and innovation in project management processes, with occasional and permanent place-making for creating attractive, democratic and dynamic civic spaces
  • Whether sustainable cities can be low-tech... by exploring project ecosystems and operational tools in eco-urbanism for creating low-energy, inventive and resilient urban areas

The meeting highlighted the role of urban developers focusing on the following themes :


   download the proceedings

  • Co-producing sustainable Mediterranean cities (plenary session, 2nd Nov, 2 – 5 pm)

plenary session

  • Tactical Urbanism: Experimentations and new collaborations (Workshop 1, 3rd Nov, 9 ma – noon)

workshop 1

  • Urban Ecology in the Mediterranean: low-tech initiatives and urban resilience (Workshop 2, 3rd Nov, 2-5pm)

Workshop 2

  • In addition to the panel sessions, a field visit brought the Network’s members at the Montpellier Wholesale Market.


SCET representatives involved: Mariana Cardenas, Marie-Odile Farineau, Charlotte Jacquot.