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Salon des maires 2017: studies to go further

As part of the 2017 edition of Salon des maires (the Mayors and Local Communities Exhibition), Caisse des Dépôts published with its partners several studies on strategic themes for local authorities, renewing so its commitment to the territories to support them in their development.

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You can find these studies on the dedicated web space (in French) or below

A look back in pictures (in French) :

Smart city: gadget or creation of collective value?

Do smart territories create value? Carried out by Citizing and OpenCitiz and financed by the Caisse des Dépôts Group and clusters Adavanvity and Systematic Paris-Region, the study asks how worthwhile smart projects are and performs a socio-economic analysis of five local authorities.


Read the press release and access the study abstract (in French)


Smart territories

How do local authorities get involved in the smart city? An exclusive survey has been conducted, with support from Caisse des Dépôts, by La Gazette, among municipalities, intermunicipalities and Département-level and regional councils.


Find the study on the dedicated web space (in French)



New municipalities: what's your situation?

What are the effects of intermunicipality on the new municipalities created between 2016 and 2017? The survey examines these impacts on the budgets, investments, staff and inhabitants of local authorities.


Have a look at the study on the new municipalities (in French)


Sharitories: collaborative practices to serve medium-sized towns

The Sharitories study shows how medium-sized towns in Europe are developing practices based on the sharing economy. Observations and recommendations based on the study of eight municipalities with support from Transdev.


Find out about Sharitories (in French)



What about the finances of towns and intermunicipalities?



On 21 November, the Association of French Mayors and Presidents of Intermunicipalities and the Caisse des Dépôts Group presented the findings of a study offering up an analysis of the changing financial situation of the municipal complex (municipalities and intermunicipalities) from 2013 to 2016. At a time of budget cuts, this municipal complex has mainly leveraged the tax criterion (by expanding the tax bases) and halted the rise in its outgoings (staff costs, purchases of goods and services). Investment expenditure remains at a historically low level.


Read the press release and download the study (in French)






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