Marseille: Agam expands its network of partners

L’Urban planning agency for the Marseille conurbation (Agam) expands its network of partners. On March 16, on the occasion of the first board of directors (CA) of the year 2023, the directors ratified the membership of the agency of new associated partners, the Agence de l’eau Rhône-Méditerranée- Corsica and theFrench Development Agency (AFD).

These two new partners join SNCF Immobilier, the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Region and the Regional Health Agency (ARS), which joined the Agam network last year. “ The arrival of these new associated partners reflects our ambition to strengthen the ecosystem bringing together all the actors of the city and the development “, rejoices Laure-Agnès Caradec, the president of the Agam. These memberships engrave in the institutional marble of the collaborations instigated with these organizations: “ We had worked with the ARS on the urban planning and health aspect highlighted by the Climate and Resilience law and the health crisis*. The Water Agency accompanied us in the implementation of a planning and programming orientation (OAP) “water cycle” in the local intermunicipal urban plan (PLUI) of the Pays d’Aubagne “, Specifies the elected Marseille.

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The meeting was also marked by the presentation of Agam’s 2023 provisional budget and 2023-2024 roadmap. A dense work program that the agency intends to assume with a strengthened team: ” We validated the recruitment of five to six research associates“says Laure-Agnès Caradec.

The industrial-port canvas scrutinized

Finally, the CA was an opportunity to provide an overview of the work in progress: the agency’s administrators were thus able to discover a sector study showing the logic and working methods put in place which feed both regulatory planning and future urban projects and an inventory of the industrial-port network of the Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis, a study carried out in close collaboration with the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM) and economic players.

* In 2022, Agam applied for calls for projects from the ARS in order to participate in better integration of health issues in major planning documents, the Scot and the PLUi.