The French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT) is the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level.
Launched in June 2011 at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI), along with the Ministry of Environement, Energy and Marine Affairs (MEEM) and the Ministry of Sustainable Housing (MLHD), it is a federation of some one hundred organizations representing the diversity of French urban expertise. It includes representatives of the State, public institutions, local authorities, professionals, businesses, academic partners and non-governmental organizations. The PFVT technical secretariat, which is in charge of implementing its program of actions, is provided by Expertise France.
The city, a leverage for more united and inclusive societies
Based on this principle, the ambition of the PFVT is to meet the global challenges of sustainable urban development within the framework of development aid and exchanges with partner cities and countries.
The PFVT coordinates the development of strategies and the participation of French actors in the international debate, and also promotes French urban expertise in response to the requests of partner cities and States in developing and emerging countries.