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Lille
8. Ilot Stephenson neighbourhood

8.1. Short description Union is the name of one of the biggest urban renewal projects in the Roubaix-Tourcoing-Wattrelot district (Lille Metropolis). In a post-industrial site spreading across 80 hectares, a large project has been planned combining an eco-neighbourhood, a business hub and new housing, including 30 per cent of social housing. In a district called…

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Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Lille
9. Support for housing self-renovation in Lille Metropolis

9.1. Short description Within the scope of its second Local Housing Plan (PLMH2, 2008-2012)4 , Lille Metropolis chose to provide support for self-renovation at the beginning of 2011. This experiment is one of the actions contributing to the fight against poor quality and substandard housing (“lutte contre le mal logement”) but also against fuel poverty,…

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Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Lille
10. Parler Bambins – Toddler Talk

10.1. Short description Parler Bambins is a prevention programme for early language development for children aged 3-36 months attending child-care facilities. Developed by Dr Michel Zorman and his research team (Zorman M. et al., 2011) in an educational and cognitive sciences centre, it was first experimented during the period 2005-2008 in several day nurseries located…

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Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Lille
11. Potes en Ciel – Children’s Café

11.1. Short description The children café, Potes en Ciel, is a welcoming and open place for children aged 0-16 years as well as their parents living in the neighbourhood and nearby or wishing to meet other families and share experiences. The café is a meeting place that promotes children’s well-being, good parent-child relationships, socialisation and…

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Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Lille
12. Early childhood centre

12.1. Short description Lille has supported the implementation of early childhood centres, especially in popular neighbourhoods. These early childhood centres are multi-stakeholder, multi-service facilities, which create networks and pathways between professionals, child-care services, and institutions. It is a local way for governing the diversification of facilities at the neighbourhood level, and preventing the social polarisation…

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Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Lille
Lille – Conclusions

Sustainability Among the innovations presented in this report, some are recent (support for self-renovation, Parler Bambins) and others are fragile (Potes en Ciel). In other words, the description and analysis of past initiatives shows that they are not all success stories. But the ability to overcome certain difficulties also influences the conditions for their sustainability.…

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Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Nantes
13. Le temps pour toit

13.1. Short description The project Time for Roof emerged in 2005 in the specific context of the years 2003-2005: the heat wave of the summer 2003 caused an enormous number of deaths of elderly people and highlighted the issue of isolation for elderly people living alone. Most French experiences of intergenerational cohabitation have been initiated…

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Anouk Coqblin and Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Nantes
14. Joint assessment of families’ needs and changes in child care provision for single-parent families

14.1. Short description of the innovation For the past 20 years, the City of Nantes has been adopting policies in the field of child care services, in order not only to increase the number of places in collective child care facilities but also to achieve social objectives, such as social cohesion and reconciliation between work…

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Anouk Coqblin and Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Nantes
15. The Lieux Collectifs de Proximité network

15.1. Short description of the innovation The network of “Lieux Collectifs de Proximité” (“neighbourhood community places” referred to hereafter as LCP) was created in April 2010 by seven local initiatives4 as a means to enable their development and sustainability, to professionalise their modes of working and secure long-term funding. In the framework of a collective…

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Anouk Coqblin and Laurent Fraisse (CRIDA, Paris)

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Brescia
Brescia – Introduction

Local background of the social innovations Brescia is a middle-sized city situated in the east of the Lombardy region, with 189,085 inhabitants1. It is the main town of one of the twelve provinces of the region and the second largest municipality in the region by population. The metropolitan area counts around 500,000 inhabitants, and the…

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Giuliana Costa and Stefania Sabatinelli (Politecnico di Milano)

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