Agam, the Marseille urban area planning agency, is an association created in 1969, under 1901 law.
It is directly related to the dynamics of the region and the development of the associated institutional frameworks. Being neither a contracting authority nor a contractor means that the agency does not act as technical team for local government.
A COLLECTION OF PARTNERS
To create a vector for dialogue and shared working for local and regional communities, state and public partnerships: this is the planning agency's "trademark". The nature of the agency's activities demonstrates this as well as how they are delivered and their partnership involvement.
As evidence of this is the support provided for the bid for Marseille 2013 and participation in the Campus plan involving universities, local communities and education authority. Also, the organising of a cities observatory to enable Marseille to be compared with other French and overseas towns and cities as well as the assessment made around the "second generation" national park of creeks that will make Marseille unique at global level, along with Johannesburg.
Agam is a partnership structure that combines local communities and local government as well as a number of organisations and institutions involved in urban and economic development of the Marseille metropolitan area. The city of Marseille, the Marseille-Provence Metropole Urban Community and the metropolitan area community of Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile form are among its partners, along with Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Marseille Maritime Port, public healthcare organisation Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille, and Euroméditerranée.
Agam works in close collaboration with the FNAU (the national federation of town planning agencies) network, which brings together 50 agencies and 1300 professionals.
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