The first urban renewal sites of the “Resilient Neighborhoods” program unveiled
Transformations all over France
Various operations will be carried out to improve the living environment of the inhabitants and allow the “social cohesion“. Developments could be made to renature the sites and adapt them to climate change, energy self-production systems could be installed to accelerate the exit from fossil fuels, short circuit food chains could be set up and public facilities promoting inclusion could, for example, be added.
Among the sites selected, we note the district of Pissevin-Valdegour in Nîmes (Gard), Petite Hollande in Montbéliard (Doubs), Bois du Château in Lorient (Morbihan) or the western districts of Fort-de-France (Martinique ). In total, 50 neighborhoods will be selected from among the 453 sites supported by ANRU. They will all benefit from dedicated funding and support in engineering, personnel costs and investments. The other 25 sites are expected to be announced before summer 2023.
“For more sustainable, fairer neighborhoods”
Funding for this program will come from ANRU (€100 million), the Banque des Territoires (Deposit Fund) up to 10 million euros, and the General Secretariat for Investment (15 million euros). In addition, theAdeme can unlock”up to 50 million euros per year” via its heat fund.
The urban renewal of working-class neighborhoods”represents a tremendous opportunity to mobilize the 12 billion euros of Anru, which should generate 50 billion euros of investment, for more sustainable, more adaptable, more equitable neighborhoods, believes Olivier Klein. “The environmental emergency often intersects with the social emergency. The Resilient Neighborhoods approach is there to demonstrate that ambition and environmental excellence are also deployed in our neighborhoods.”