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Change metropolitan metropolises Around Time (CAT-Med)
Start date: Mar 31, 2009, End date: Nov 29, 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

CAT-MED aims to prevent the natural risks related to climate change, thanks to the convergence of metropolitan strategies and actions. On the one hand, it proposes to identify and quantify common objectives, via indicators. These indicators will be defined on the basis of systemic approach of sustainable development. The creation of a transnational GIS will allow to evaluate the situation of each city and their evolution in real-time. For each indicator, optimal values will be defined, as convergence objectives to be reached to contribute to global warming prevention. On the other hand, CAT-MED aims to define a strategy and actions in order to concretize this convergence. Experimentation will thus be carried out jointly in all the cities. Each city will implement a “Sustainable Urban District” as pilot project, associating key actors in metropolitan groups, and connecting them at a transnational level to share operational solutions. This process will make it possible to build a common model and a methodological guide of Sustainable Urban Districts, proposing concrete answers to the diversity of Mediterranean urban problems, in order to prevent the risks related to climate change by a deep evolution of urban behaviours. CAT-MED will be narrowly followed at political level. The commitment of the elected officials to continue the convergence process on common objectives and actions will be formalized in a political charter. Achievements: State of the art of project implementation since the project startManagement: - 5 Reimbursement demands - 2 Budget modification - 1 Budget reallocation - Partnership modification - Design of the methodology and articulation of the components - Follow up of the implementation activities - 8 steering committees Communication: kick off meeting - Updated website - 8 public seminars - Signature of the Malaga Charter - Work in progress: guide - Final conference - Publication of the final guide in 3 languages Component 2 - Elaboration of a report on sustainable neighbourhoods - Selection of a set of indicators Component 3: - Application of the indicators for each city - Data collection - Definition of desirable ranges Component 4: - Selection of the pilot area - Constitution of the metropolitan groups - Introductory meeting + 3 thematic meetings with the metropolitan groups - 18 proposals/pilot projectLatest project activities and outputsOfficial end of the component 4: Finished 1 steering committee in Valence 1 public seminar 1 Final conference 1 Platform meeting in Marseille 3 dissemination events Edition & Publication of the guide in 3 versionsNext key steps for the projectThe project has finished with a final execution rate of 98%. The CATMED Platform for sustainable urban models has started as the main tool to articulate the durability and dissemination of the project results.
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