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Dossier « Politiques locales de l’énergie : un renouveau sous contraintes » – Verdir pour survivre. La transition énergétique comme levier face à la décroissance urbaine ? Le cas de Vitry-le-François

Abstract : This article explores the conditions of emergence and the content of energy transition policies in shrinking cities. International academic literature considers shrinkage either as a factor favorable to alternative public policies, particularly in the field of sustainable development, or as a check to their acting capacities due to the multifactorial crises that hit shrinking cities. This paper is based on a case study of Vitry-le-François, archetypal of a small shrinking town in France. Two hypotheses are considered. In the first, urban shrinkage appears as a favorable context for an energy transition policy when the intensity and severity of the shrinkage process leads to a major crisis. In the second, energy transition policies applied to shrinking cities involve a course of action that extends beyond the energy sector and affects the whole of the urban policies in order to address the shrinkage phenomenon itself. The first part of the paper analyses the role of urban shrinkage and of the crisis affecting the local social housing landlord in the emergence of energy transition policies. The second part describes the content of the local energy policy transition and shows that this policy is focused on the rescue of the heating network owned by the social housing landlord, and on economic redevelopment issues.
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Yoan Miot. Dossier « Politiques locales de l’énergie : un renouveau sous contraintes » – Verdir pour survivre. La transition énergétique comme levier face à la décroissance urbaine ? Le cas de Vitry-le-François. Natures Sciences Sociétés, EDP Sciences, 2021, 29 (1), pp.13-22. ⟨10.1051/nss/2021019⟩. ⟨halshs-03540324⟩

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