Two years after the panel on the backland of the port of the city of Port, the TCO (intermunicipality of the west coast of the island) requested INTA to organize an international exchange of experiences on the management of large urban projects.
9-14 February, Reunion Island
The TCO and the three municipalities of Port, Possession and St. Paul have started the project "Ecocity" at the heart of the agglomeration which :
on the one hand, harmonizes all of the projects within the heart of the agglomeration
on the other hand, develops the backland of the port located between Port, Possession and the Cambaie site between Port and St. Paul. The backland port had been the topic of an INTA panel in 2011 that had opened up to redevelopment scenarios for the site towards the creation of the seaport.
The heart of the agglomeration carries complex issues that will necessarily bring to difficult phases and be marked by political decisions. It is linked with other major projects in the territory, including the reduction of substandard housing within the PILHI (Intermunicipal Plan to fight against substandard Housing) programme.
TCO official representatives have wished an exchange of experiences.
Therefore, they will visit some eco-city projects among some INTA members, including Saint Quentin en Yvelines, a successful new town, Hamburg, "the greenest city in Europe", Malmö, the industrial city that became sustainable, Copenhagen and Plaine Commune in the North of Paris region. They will be welcomed by the stakeholders of these major projects, and by the technicians in charge of their implementation to visit some sites.
Early February, INTA will visit Reunion Island with a multidisciplinary team to pursue international exchanges, summarize experiences and propose recommendations to manage this big project which will last at least ten years.
Yves Lion team had won the international competition for the 10-year assessment of the TCO about planning the Ecocity.
The laureate of the competition was announced on June 25 2013.
Read the press review (in French).