The international stakes of the ISO 37101 standard for sustainable cities ?-
Francine Depras, Administrator of the CMA-UNESCO, Deputy Secretary-General
Presented by Jean-François JANIN, Chairman of the Association URBA 2000
The adoption in 2016 of the international standard ISO 37101 by 48 countries, makes it possible to question the evolution of normative systems and their use by different public and private actors in different registers : cultural, political, economic and technical.
First, I propose a brief history of the standard in the framework of the formal national and international devices,as well as the different interpretations of the standard.
Secondly, I shall introduce the stakes of normative systems, directly or indirectly controlled by the powers of States, international organizations and economic groupings.
In conclusion, we question the desirable developments in the knowledge and knowledge society, which require innovative, collaborative and open social and practical learning. The migration of concepts such as mobility to new management and project management practices requires the articulation of the fields of action in a cross-sectoral way. In order to be credible and efficient, these actions must be highly legible and widely disseminated. The methods of evaluating the actions and their control are also to be defined in accordance with the cultures of civil servants and their citizens.
Standard 37101 introduces the international normative system into the register of globalized practices of relations between states, territories and civil society actors, proposing a new conception of the "technical" standard and managerial practices.