The French National Urban Policy, the Politique de la ville (City Policy), is specifically targeting deprived areas faced with socio-economic difficulties, so-called priority districts. It is characterised by a multi-partnership approach in the form of city contacts that are signed by the State, inter-municipality bodies and the concerned municipalities. The city contracts are built on three pillars: social cohesion; living conditions and urban renewal; and employment and economic development.

Key Documents

Politique de la Ville (FR)

More information about the French National Urban Policy Politique de la Ville, its programme and any news or projects related to the scheme. 

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OECD Global State of National Urban Policy 2021

This OECD Report monitors the progress and state-of-art knowledge on National Urban Policies in 162 countries, including France. 

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