The French Partnership for Cities and Territories is a platform that brings together French actors in their diversity – state actors, local authorities, businesses, NGOs, professionals, researchers – in order to mobilize them to provide a coordinated response to the new global urban agenda and participate in the UN Habitat World Urban Forums. The 12th session of the World Urban Forum will take place from November 4 to 8, 2024 in Cairo, Egypt.

For this 12th session, the PFVT renews its commitment to bringing together French urban and territorial stakeholders around desirable trajectories, but also and opens its 2023-2024 workshops “beyond the SDGs” to international experts and young people. speakers. This would involve thinking about the arrangement and chronology of the recommendations to enable them to draw trajectories. Whether in terms of adaptation, housing, health, development of planetary and social boundaries, or solidarity, marking out tomorrow’s actions makes it possible to anticipate the consequences of climate change, the structural problems and the economic shocks encountered. by society in order to limit its impacts or even take advantage of them for sober, resilient, inclusive and creative urban futures.

We will retain the following recommendations from previous work

    • New forms of alliances between the living and humans
    • Health becoming a central criteria of territorial policies
    • Urban and territorial development in an ecological and social contract
    • Learn to manage uncertainties and adapt
    • Shared management of natural and cultural resources as common goods
    • A transformation of economic models, taxation and accounting
    • Participatory governance





Planetary boundaries


This year’s keywords are trajectories beyond the SDGs, adaptation and crossed perspectives

Based on these 2050 scenarios, we agree on a desirable future which will allow us to build, with international experts and young people, the key stages which make adaptation to resilient, inclusive and sober territories possible. These checkpoints will allow stakeholders to meet in order to share progress on the recommended path. Thus, the PFVT proposes an agenda setting, aligned with the World Urban Forums, so that actors move away from current trends which accentuate crises, and can not get lost along the way, while consolidating achievements or new developments. to consider.

The establishment of crossed perspectives between the Developed countries and the Developping countries leaves room for a dual perspective on demographic dynamics and economically, socially, climatically and politically unequal environments. Bringing these geographic regions together around common issues while taking into account their specificities nourishes a multi-actor dialogue in the context of urban development. The inclusion of young stakeholders from all backgrounds makes it possible to integrate new and innovative points of view, particularly in relation to the feelings of local populations regarding the consequences of global changes in the environment.

PFVT 2023-2024

The three stages of the Workshops

Workshop 1: April 2023

Deciphering key issues and shared challenges to establish the vulnerabilities and interdependencies to be addressed in an inventory while capitalizing on previous work

Workshop 2: May 2023

Establishment of scenarios and trajectories to move away from business as usual by 2050 by identifying the controversies and constraints to be raised to put the field of study on the agenda

Workshop 3: June 2023

Establishment of operational recommendations and priority actions to achieve the 2050 objectives through solutions adapted to each scale and each actor