From Wednesday, August 29 to Sunday, September 2, the Research Institute of the Caisse des Dépôts, as a central actor in territorial development, engages a debate on new issues for territorial development and co-constructing strategies, with a view to reducing territorial disparities and divide, at the Centre Culturel international de Cerisy. INTA will be present with an active role in the discussions.
In a context of economic, ecological, societal changes on the one hand, and institutional changes and local governance on the other, the notion of territory - and what constitutes territory - is being questioned.
What makes territory at the beginning of the twenty-first century, how to identify and characterize the dynamics at work, and on what basis to build future perspectives? How do communities define strategic visions, and with what means to open perspectives to all actors? If the current changes invite us to rethink the notion of territory, it is important to go beyond a definition that considers it only as a politico-administrative entity in order to better take into account both the economic and social transformations that take place there and all the flows that cross it by associating more the civil society.