Get involved  

The objective of integrating the program is to facilitate and accelerate, based on a collective production, the implementation modalities of innovative policies or projects combining health and urban development.


  Who can participate ?

A local authority (which may as well be a Region, a City, an Agglomeration of cities, etc.), an association of citizens, a private organization or any other actor of the territory's construction can integrate the program if its governing bodies have a will to intervene in the cross-field of health and spatial planning. This involves a project, a policy, a strategy being developed or planned on themes related to the health of populations :

  sanitation of water 
& waste processing
  food security 
& farming protection
  air quality 
& pollution
  health services 
(territorial network density etc.)
& accessibility


Interest of our approach for the participants  

The expected result of this initiative is to bring out a series of actions, services and programmes that can then be disseminated and reflected in different project approaches carried by a variety of actors (community, participatory budget, program of a promoter or a social lessor, rehabilitation of a co-ownership, urban network operator ...) and nourish long-term structuring public policies (at multiple scales and multi-sectoral).



For local authorities

At the end of the process, the objective is to develop a roadmap combining rapid solutions and long-term vision :

  To bring out a local ecosystem around health and urbanism   Have an operational scope integrating the exploration of new modes of financing   Accompanying experiments with other skills (option)



INTA does not have its own funds to cover the costs of its Pilot Healthy Places programme. We rely on the participation of the partners included in the program and on the search for external funding. The total budget is to be developed based on actual local costs but also on the possibility of linking several activities in the same intervention (for example if 2 cities in the same territory are interested in the program) to optimize the budget.

In close contact with the partner community, we can develop a fundraising strategy to ensure the implementation of the program. This includes an expression of interest from the local decision-makers.


Terms of participation

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We insist on the importance of determining the limits of the subject of study beforehand (Scan phase) so that during the immersive and collaborative work week with foreign practitioners (Focus phase), the results of this work can constitute, on the one hand, a prospective contribution to the local policies, and on the other hand a direct technical and operational support for the agents and actors of the territory (operational road map).

In terms of timing, it takes between 2 and 3 months of preparation and formatting before the next "focus" phase; the signing of an agreement with the partner, which implies joining the association, commits the beginning of the process, provided that the funding has been collected.

If you are interested in this approach, you can contact the INTA secretariat now :

Engage my community

Although no prerequisites are necessary for a first contact, the following will be asked later to advance in the integration of a territory to the programme :

  • a letter from the political decision-maker (for local authorities) expressing his interest and willingness to take part in the program on a specific theme / neighborhood / project
  • appoint a multi-disciplinary "project team" within the services of the territory (about 4 people), who will prepare and accompany the whole process in collaboration with the INTA team (preparation of documents beforehand, visits and mapping actors, refinement of the problematic worked, then participation in the collaborative workshop with international experts, etc.)
  • propose a timetable (taking into account any political elections and their effects on local administration) for all phases