Event 1

Landscaping cities and the management of urban natural areas
2017, March 27 – 31 | Montpellier, France

This first event has been organized by Orchis Ingénierie, from the 27th to the 31st of March 2017, at Pôle Réalis, Montpellier, France.

This was the launching program of the Progress Project. These 5 days of training focused mainly on green spaces management and implementation techniques, but also on specific points about alternative landscaping and functionnalities such as green and blue belts, green roofs, local water management and vegetation engineering…

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Participating Organizations

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Event Summary

Day 1 | Opening & Presentations

Progress Project Presentation


Orchis Presentation


Eco-Union Presentation


GoodPlanet Presentation


Ucph Presentation


Day 2 | Managing green urban spaces

A multidisciplinary, transversal and multi-actor approach to urban landscaping.

Role and benefits of urban green spaces (F. Gorce and C. Verducci, UNEP)

Green urban spaces can bring valuables economics, as well environmental and health benefits. Unep – Les Entreprises du Paysage presents a study carried out by the firm Asterès, directed by Nicolas Bouzou, on the economic valuation of green spaces and what they report to citizens and communities.

Managing green and natural spaces in cities (P. Lafforgue, HORTIS)

Hortis is a professional network thagt aims to share and capitalize green space management in cities. P. Lafforgue presents here how the french cities plans and manages green spaces, from possibilities to way of organizations, and gives the example of Narbonne where he is the green spaces director.

Nature and urbanism (M. Amiot and J. Dezeuze, LAAT)

From ecology to sustainable city, the LAAT Agency presents what are the new ways to organize and think urbanism.

How to reinforce the social function of green spaces ? (M.-F. Ringeard, Ville de Nantes)

M.F. Ringeard presents here the ways for the collectivity and the municipality to manage nature and green spaces in cities, regarding the social demand and with collective intitiatives. Example in the French city of Nantes.

Day 3 | The challenges of urban development (1/2)

Crossed approaches on the main typologies of landscaping and their functionalities

Participatory workshops

Plant Engineering : Water Management and Urban Planning in the Mediterranean Area (W. Fettig, Orchis Ingénierie)

Case studies

Presentation of SRCE LR and its 3D tool (Simon. Woodworth, Espaces Naturels Biodiversité, LA REGION OCCITANIE)

Day 4 | The challenges of urban development (2/2)

Crossed approaches on the main typologies of landscaping and their functionalities

Participatory workshops

  1. City and ecological innovation (A.Neagu, Datcha)
  2. Natural spaces in the city: biodiversity and urban wasteland (T. Suisse, Ecologistes de l’Euzière)

Case studies

  • The bats of Montpellier. Implementation of monitoring Vigie Nature. Adaptation of the pedestrian protocol and monitoring of green spaces.

> Montpellier-Chiros: participatory inventory and nocturnal biodiversity (C. Lemarchand, Ecologistes de l’ Euzière)

> Plan_nichoir_Bats

Day 5 | Closing day

The professional integration environment: its actors, its financial resources, its accompanying structures, the legal framework and the political context.

Framework and specificities of the IAE (Yves Bailleux Moreau, president of la fédération des entreprises d’insertion occitanie)

  • The founding principles and evolution of the framework (legal framework, statutes, financing …)
  • The social project of the IAE structure and its values
  • The stages of the insertion process: references and practices

> IAE (fédération des entreprises d’insertion occitanie)

Local partners and supports

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