- Disadvantaged neighbourhoods
- Social innovation
- Urban Renewal
Main policy issue to be addressed in relation to the selected topics
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Est Ensemble’s local authority gathers nine cities just at the edge of Paris. The nine Eastern cities – Bagnolet, Bobigny, Bondy, Le Pré Saint-Gervais, Les Lilas, Montreuil, Noisy-le-Sec, Pantin, Romainville – and the 400 000 inhabitants are grouped within the urban Community Est Ensemble.
Through the integrated economic development strategy described above, Est Ensemble wishes to foster a dynamic collaboration with an objective to develop new local projects that could also respond to the population's needs and bring economic activities in areas that are at risk of impoverishment. In addition, we intend to integrate the issue of vacant ground floor retail and business spaces, including related financial and legal engineering, as one of the potential answers to our challenge.
Through a participation in URBACT III as a Partner (we do not have the human and financial resources to be a Lead), we would like to find urban partners that may face similar challenges with specific areas of their towns and for which they think that economic development and social innovation could be a driver for positive change. Cities that face growing inequalities would be useful partners....