The Mediterranean city in its environment
Since 2020, AVITEM has been working with its Algerian partners to build a set of thought around actions and knowledge that promote urban resilience, based firstly on traditional know-how. This cultural approach was then coupled with innovative territorial solutions in a series of webinars on the main resources of the Mediterranean. This research highlighted various success factors: prioritizing local materials and know-how, frugal consumption of resources, arrangements that favor financial solidarity and the specific role of the populations through their involvement in the projects that concern them.
This last point is particularly highlighted in AVITEM’s support for a project aimed at mitigating the degradation of the banks of Lake Bizerte and accelerating their reappropriation by the local population. In this program, developed in conjunction with Tunisian partners, the aim is to encourage the mobilization of citizens to stimulate and strengthen public action.
The result of this work is a series of publications, the 5 booklets “Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change – Innovative Solutions“, which describe the thoughts of the participants, planners, researchers, local authorities, innovative companies and start-ups. These booklets are freely available on the AVITEM website, under Resources. They obviously focus on the Mediterranean area and concern the lessons to be learned from the Ksar Tafilelt initiative (2021), better management of water, energy and waste, and the ability to identify and retain low-cost and easily disseminated techniques with low-tech (2022).