Funding – 2011

Sustainable Buildings and Cities

Most of the people of the world live in cities, and one of the overwhelming challenges facing us in the 21st century will be to deal with the continuous growth of urban population in ways which are sustainable. Cities are the centers of innovation and economic development, but they also have a major impact which is, more often than not, negative, on the environment. Moreover, structural deep evolutions are happening, including demographic evolution with population ageing, depletion of some natural resources, or necessity to preserve environment.

The aim of this call for proposals entitled “Sustainable Buildings and cities” is to promote projects on multiple fields research : life’s environment, building energy efficiency, reduction of cities and urban activities carbon footprints, renewable energies integration; and those fields could be approached on different pertinent scales, from building-scale, eco-districts to urban area.

The call is focused on three major themes:

  1. measures, diagnosis, estimation, characterization of sustainability
  2. design, conceptualization, simulation tools
  3. construction, renovation, urban management
Opening : 2010-12-17 at 11:18 CET
Application Deadline : 2011-03-31 at 13:00 CEST

Click here to find more information on the call for proposals (call text, submission files, etc.).

How to apply

Projects coordinator must submit their proposals before 31st March 2011 at 1 p.m. (Paris local time) on this website. The submission file must be signed by all partners and submitted on the website before 18th May 2011 at 1 p.m. (Paris local time).


Technical, scientific, administrative and financial questions:
Ms. Adèle Ferrazzini
+33 1 78 09 80 65
E-mail: adele.ferrazzini(at)

ANR Programme Director:
Mr. Pascal Bain
+33 1 78 09 80 43
E-mail: pascal.bain(at)


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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