La Rochelle Urban Community(CdA) has initiated sectoral sustainable development policies mostly in advanced mobility and clean transport. However, CdA has to go further and consider the most appropriate way to build a transversal and integrated approach, involving various departments. CdA wants to enforce the idea of evaluation as a formal process in its departments, develop a culture of assessment and to monitor progress in a systematic way, over all aspects of sustainable and integrated urban development.
Furthermore, participatory democracy, governance and efficiency of public administration are thematics long thought of. Through its competencies and commitments (urban planning, urban mobility plan, plan of spatial development, housing plan, Agenda 21, etc.), CdA has initiated various consultations with civil society. However, the evaluation process has not been sufficiently formalized to be used in the development of new strategies. Therefore, questions can be raised: how to reach different categories of people (even the most remote ones who keep themselves far from public debates)? How share information/issues with civil society with a purpose of citizenship, transparency & involvement? How far/up to which boundaries? What about monitoring tools? How define a
specific approach of the territory?