Social Justice and Economics in France | Sustainable Cities Collective

Two months ago, Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls , denounced the existence of what he controversially called “territorial, social, and ethnic apartheid” in France. Friday, he unveiled shocking measures to change struggling neighborhoods, particularly with regards to social mix. Valls unveiled measures meant to work against “cultural apartheid,” threatening to restart the controversy begun by his use of the term. The time frame was not given, but the plan that was presented is entitled “Equality and Citizenship.” Manuel Valls once again declared his wish to make a strong impact against the isolation of struggling neighborhoods while favoring social mix. He notably evoked a new rezoning of school districts and measures that will favor equal employment access. But the largest part of the plan has to do with construction and social housing. A “billion euro” project is ex...

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