Issuu on Google+

City of Cannes presentation


summary GENERAL PRESENTATION

PROSPERITY

SECURITY

QUALITY OF LIFE

ATTRACTIVENESS

Geographic situation .................. 4

Economy ................................... 10

Keys figures ................................. 18

Environment ............................... 23

Town planning developments .... 44

Keys figures ................................ 6

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

Action taken ................................. 19

Housing ........................................ 26

Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48

Demography ................................ 8

Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

Culture ......................................... 50


3

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34

general

presentation

Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


Europe, a strategic geographic situation

4

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

United Kingdom

QUALITY OF LIFE

Belgium

Environment ............................... 23

Germany

Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31

Switzerland France

Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS

Portugal

Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48

Spain

Italy

Culture ......................................... 50


PACA area, a strategic geographic situation

5

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

London Berlin

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

Paris

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31

Nice

Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34

Marseille Madrid

Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39

Cannes Rome

E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


general presentation

6

Key Figures ••• One of Europe’s top-performance festival and conference centres makes it France’s number two conference town

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

••• Number one business to business city

PROSPERITY

••• Town with the third-largest population in the Alpes-Maritimes département

Economy ................................... 10

••• France’s second-busiest business airport (Cannes-Mandelieu) 70,735 aircraft movements in 2010 61,646 passengers and 152,300 users in 2010 Three helicopter companies and five business airlines based there

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• An international airport (Nice Côte d’Azur) 25 km away (by motorway)

Action taken ................................. 19

••• 3,152 shops

QUALITY OF LIFE

••• 9,832 businesses (source: INSEE – National Statistics and Economic Surveys Institute), including 6,071 entered on the RCS [Trade and Companies Register] (source: CCINCA – Nice-Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28

••• Visitor statistics (reference year: 2009) 1.8 million visitors, 252,000 of them attending conferences

Public hygiene ............................. 31

••• Parking facilities: over 2,750 roadside pay spaces, over 6,400 underground and multi-storey spaces and over 2,060 bike spaces spread over 218 sites

Teaching, training ........................ 34

••• Twinned with six cities of world renown (Madrid, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Beverly Hills, Shizuoka, Acapulco and Sanya) and a partner in nine bonds of friendship (with Tel Aviv, Turin, Gstaad, Saanen, Quebec, Papeete, Budapest, Florence and Moscow)

Childcare, education .................. 32 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


general presentation

7

Key Figures ••• CANNES, INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL OF THE GOOD LIFE A favourite with foreign visitors (65% of its clientele), Cannes is one of the world’s major leisure tourism destinations, playing host to 2 million visitors a year. ••• Hotel accommodation: an exceptional capacity by European standards: 5 five-star hotels (1,276 rooms) 23 four-star hotels (1,609 rooms) 30 three-star hotels (1,082 rooms) 40 two-star hotels (1,001 rooms) 2 one-star hotels (30 rooms) 2 no-star hotels (36 rooms)

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

••• 28 apartment hotels accounting for 2,416 rooms

Action taken ................................. 19

••• 20 piano bars and discotheques, including the Palais Club discothèque, which stays open in July and August

QUALITY OF LIFE

••• 480 restaurants and cafés ••• 30 private beaches with their own restaurants, 13 public beaches and two beaches managed by the town council ••• Three gaming establishments: the Casino Croisette, the world-famous Palm Beach and the luxurious Casino Les Princes ••• A service quality reliability charter has been put in place with Cannes’ hoteliers, restaurateurs, beach managers, taxi drivers and car parks: Only Cannes, an arrangement extended to the real estate trade in 2010.

Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


general presentation

8

GENERAL PRESENTATION

Population, Geography ••• POPULATION Number of permanent residents: 73,903 (source: INSEE; official population statistics for 2008, which entered into force on 1 January 2011) Density (head of population per km2): 3,767 ••• GEOGRAPHY Centre of gravity of the Riviera region, half-way between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, 159 km from Marseille and 970 km from Paris. An extraordinary location where seaside, mountains and countryside can be combined in the same day, not to mention the Lérins Islands, which take the visitor into a world apart. The first Southern Alps ski resort is an hour and a quarter’s drive away.

Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

Lérins Islands Two absolute gems in terms of tourism, archaeology, history, ecology, architecture and the spiritual life. The wealth of their marine flora makes for bathing water of high quality.

Action taken ................................. 19

The Île Saint-Honorat 1.2 km long, with an area of about 100 acres. The abbey, built 16 centuries ago, is home to Cistercian monks.

Environment ............................... 23

The Île Sainte-Marguerite 3 km long, with an area of about 520 acres. It features a nature trail through the island’s extraordinary flora and a wild bird reserve. The seabed holds natural and archaeological treasures in store. Plane geographic coordinates of the main City Hall (hôtel de ville): Lambert 93 (legal reference system) : 1024225.90 6280719.01

Spherical geographic coordinates WGS84 of the main City Hall (hôtel de ville) : In DMT (Degrees / Minutes / Thousands of a minute) 43°33.083' 7°0.754'

QUALITY OF LIFE Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


9

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34

prosperity

prosperity

Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

10

Economy

GENERAL PRESENTATION

THE PALAIS DES FESTIVALS ET DES CONGRÈS

Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

••• The town is the proud possessor of an extraordinary venue: the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is the region’s top facility in terms of tourism and the arts with its 35,000 m2 of flexible exhibition space and 26 halls (18 of them auditoriums) distributed over five levels, a large auditorium seating 2,300, a 1,000-seat theatre, the illuminated 10,000 m2 Espace Riviera, the 2,700 m2 Lérins Rotunda and several terraces affording panoramic views.

Economy ................................... 10

••• The Palais imparts real economic, social and cultural thrust to the town as the venue for many a major conference and international business to business trade fair and almost 50 annual events, which occupy it for 280 days a year. As the meeting place no major world market or international decision-maker can afford to miss, it plays host to the television, luxury goods, real estate, music and advertising industries (MIDEM, MIPIM, MIP TV, MIPCOM, MAPIC, Tax Free World Exhibition, International Luxury Travel Market, IDEF [the videogame fair], the International Advertising Film Festival, the International Boat and Yacht Show and so on) and to the famous Cannes Film Festival, the event that enjoys the greatest media coverage in the world, after the Olympic Games. Cannes, the setting for the event, welcomed 125,000 festival goers in 12 days, 4,500 accredited journalists (over half of them from the foreign press) and 4,500 foreign media in 2010. ••• 264,000 people attended a total of 47 trade events and conventions held over 232 days in 2010. ••• Business tourism produced economic spin-offs to the tune of 818 million euros and generated 16,937 jobs in 2010.

PROSPERITY Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

11

Economy ••• THE PALAIS’ MODERNISATION AND ENHANCEMENT Cannes anticipates the conference organisers’ needs and acquires the resources for consolidating its ranking in the international “conference town” league table. In a context of fierce international competition in the large-scale conference and business tourism industry, the constant quest for increasingly innovative, customised solutions with a view to hosting further prestige events is the key to its success. Since 2009, the town council has thus implemented a wide-ranging modernisation and enhancement programme designed to step up its functionality, appearance and performance. The first stage in this major project was completed in 2010, and its smartened up façades, decked out in their new glass cladding (on the harbour side) are now being revealed to Cannes’ residents and visitors. What is more, the creation of a glass-fronted area on two levels as part of the extension and renovation work on the Théâtre Debussy foyer holds out to visitors 450 m2 of additional space for socialising. The work preparatory to the launch of the second stage, comprising the internal refurbishment of the large and small auditoriums and their foyers, will begin in the course of 2011. Once completed, the operation will improve the functional features of the small auditoriums and interlinking between them and impart a warm, hospitable, refined tone to the large Lumière Audtorium and its foyer, at the same time making room for about 300 additional seats. The project, which has been granted national, regional and local interest status, has already elicited a large number of subsidies from institutional sponsors (central government, General Council, Regional Council etc.) to the tune of 40.7 million euros. The town and its partners will thus be investing no less than 57 million euros in the first stage of the work over the period from 2009 to 2013. ••• TRIPLE CERTIFICATION The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès won triple Bureau Veritas certification – Quality (ISO 9001), Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) and Environment (ISO 14001) – in 2010. This internationally acknowledged seal of approval is the outcome of an innovative sustainable progress programme embarked upon to place Cannes at the pinnacle of the world business tourism and events organisation industry. What is more, the Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congrès won the Quality and Sustainable Development award introduced by the French Association of Conference Centres (France Congrès) in 2010.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

12

Economy ••• THALES ALENIA SPACE: A BUSINESS WITH CLOSE TIES TO CANNES The operations headquarters of Thales Alenia Space, world leader in high technologies for the defence, security, aerospace and transport markets, is located to the west of Cannes La Bocca and is home to Europe’s largest integrated test centre, where satellites are tested and launch and orbit placement conditions are simulated. Several decades may have gone by, but Thales Alenia Space is still expanding its work, among other things playing a massive role in the new certified business clusters in the PACA region. High value-added jobs The company employs around 2,000 people on its own 40+ acre site and over 600 via service providers and sub-contractors. It is the largest private sector employer in the AlpesMaritimes département, and engineers account for two thirds of its staff. The Cannes site’s business In addition to being the corporation’s operations headquarters, the Cannes site is in charge of the following work: telecommunications and observation, weather and environment satellite system project management and engineering and all platform-related work (equipment, solar generators and in-orbit control and handling stations).

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

Outstanding resources - satellite and optical instrument integration technologies - test centre comprising 13,000 m2 of white rooms operating 24/24 and 7/7 - development of multimedia applications using the satellite broadcasts’ broadband capabilities

QUALITY OF LIFE

International business with excellent prospects The corporation relies on its technology heritage and international renown to continue its growth. In addition to five new geostationary telecommunications satellites, the corporation signed two major contracts in 2010: Third Generation Meteosat, for the supply of six new satellites giving an even higher performance than the first two generations, also built in Cannes, and Irridium Next, a cluster of 81 satellites set to provide a worldwide telecommunications service.

Public hygiene ............................. 31

•••THE ODYSSÉE (ODYSSEY) PROJECT In order to meet the corporation’s need to expand, the town has deployed the resources required to make the land adjacent to the Thales site available to it from 1 January 2008. Under the first stage of its project, which goes by the name of Odyssée, 13,440 m2 given over to the site’s support services (offices, equipment and instrument rooms, engineering offices and so on) have thus been built on these new areas and were opened in 2010. Once the new activities are fully up and running, there will be major economic spin-offs for the town, added to which they will consolidate the Cannes site’s position as the European aeronautical group’s strategic platform.

Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

13

Economy ••• THE BASTIDE ROUGE IMAGE TECHNOPOLE Cannes has embarked on the building of an image technopole as a contribution to western Cannes’ long-term economic development and with a view to fostering the creation of high value-added jobs. This ambitious project has set itself the economic goal of nurturing a cluster of skills focusing on the new imaging technologies (digital, 3D, total immersion cinema and so on). The first stage in this major programme, which is being implemented via an investing partner on the Bastide-Rouge site, will make it possible to lay out a 10-acre park comprising: • a “technopolitan” activities hub taking in the 2,012 m2 digital imaging laboratory (LIN), to be surrounded by a seedbed of businesses with 750 m2 net floor space of platforms available for use and 14,249 m2 of office space; • a leisure centre comprising a multi-screen cinema and over 10 screening rooms, a bowling alley and restaurants • a themed shopping mall specialising in imaging and digital technology. These buildings are of innovative design in architectural and town planning terms and will blend perfectly into a 22,400 m2 pedestrians-only park accessible to all, including 10,900 m2 of landscaped gardens, 2,700 m2 of green-roof walkways and 8,800 m2 of integrated paved esplanades. ••• OPENING UP THE TECHNOPOLE If businesses are to be attracted to and expand on Cannes La Bocca’s industrial area, the existing road layout has to be changed to improve access to the site for its occupants. This operation of opening up the technopole consists, first, in raising the headway under the Roubine railway bridge to 5.20 m to allow tall vehicles through under the railway and, second, in modifying the adjacent thoroughfares and roundabouts. This work, which is currently under way, is due for completion in 2011. The inaugural ceremony was 5 September 2011. As part of the operation, a high environmental quality lamellar settling tank for treating rainwater has been installed under the northern carriageway of Boulevard du MidiLouise Moreau. This innovative facility, the first of its kind in the département, is now purifying the run-off water and releasing only water filtered and freed of all pollution into the sea.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

14

Economy ••• EMPLOYMENT FORTNIGHT In a bid to impart fresh thrust to the local economy and counter the economic crisis’s impact on the labour market, strong in the success scored by its Employment Week, and by Employment Fortnight in 2010, the town council has pursued its determined policy in 2011, organising its second Employment Fortnight (from 8 to 19 February 2011). Various events, forums and symposiums – the Hotel, Catering and Event Organisation Careers Crossroads, Operation 1,000 Summer Jobs, the Rally for Employment, workshops and so on – were thus laid on to help bring supply and demand together and create real synergy among the various local players in the world of work (the [Regional Department of Lifelong Learning and Apprenticeship] Local Mission, PLIE [Local Integration and Employment Plan], Employment Centre, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recruiters and jobseekers) .

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• CANNES ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB By way of heeding the needs of the businesses operating in the municipal area, creating real synergies and spurring on the local economy by fostering business contacts and keeping firms abreast of the town’s major projects, the town council has set up the Cannes Entrepreneurs’ Club this year. This novel network serving the players in the local economy runs quarterly encounters (in the form of speed networking events, meetings, workshops, company tours and lectures describing first-hand experience) and in-house communication support making it possible to keep the network active throughout the year through a Facebook discussion area.

SECURITY

••• ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BREAKFASTS With a view to enabling business chiefs and local players to find out about specific subjects, recount their experience, and share their day-to-day concerns as well, the town is pursuing its drive in support of the local economy with economic development breakfasts. It runs meetings on specific, practice-oriented topics all year round.

Environment ............................... 23

Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

15

Boating and Yachting ••• THE HARBOURS Five harbours providing an approximate total of 2,350 berths (the Old, Pierre Canto, Point Croisette, Moure Rouge and Abri du Béal harbours). The municipal Pierre Canto Harbour, the traditional focus for world yachting, has once again been awarded the European Blue Flag for its commitment to QSE (quality, safety and environment) this year.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10

••• CRUISING Cruise traffic (figures for 2010) • 210,721 passengers • 147 ships putting into port Ships run by over 30 cruise lines of renown, such as Aida Cruises, RCCL, Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Seadream, Yacht Club, Star Clipper and Princess Cruise Lines, among others, put into the Bay of Cannes. Boating and yachting (Port de Cannes figures for 2010) • 2,327 berths • 1,252 berths for season ticket holders • 1,076 berths for visiting boats • 12,239 visiting boats • 311,821 nights’ moorings Coastal shipping (figures for 2010): 316 803 passengers.

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


prosperity

16

Boating and Yachting ••• THE MOURE ROUGE MARINE ACTIVITIES BASE The Moure Rouge marine activities base, a place given over to the pleasures of the sea if there ever was one, is handsomely built in wood and stone and blends perfectly into its surroundings. It is designed as a base for school groups and all lovers of water sports. ••• YACHTING Cannes’ harbours can accommodate vessels up to 145 metres long. The trend towards personalities staying on luxury ships is growing from year to year, particularly during major conferences and other international events. Cannes has for over 20 years hosted the Royal Regatta in the last week of September, when some 200 tall ships put on a majestic display in the Bay of Cannes. ••• WATER SPORTS • Seven sailing clubs (including the Moure Rouge sailing base and the one on the île Sainte-Marguerite) • A water skiing/motor boat club • Sports and recreational activities: water skiing, parasailing etc. from the luxury hotels’ beaches. ••• PIERRE CANTO HARBOUR RENOVATION: RESTORING A MAJOR YACHTING HARBOUR TO ITS FORMER GLORY The town council’s resumption of the management of the Canto Harbour’s land-based amenities, pursuant to the ruling by the Marseille administrative court of appeal, will make it possible to impart fresh thrust to this traditional focus for world yachting, which was also Europe’s first private harbour. A wide-ranging renovation and modernisation programme was thus launched in 2009 to foster its economic growth while at the same time making it more attractive. The Canto Harbour’s gradual metamorphosis continued in 2010, entailing the following operations in particular: the demolition of the club house, replacing it with a provisional landscaped area set aside for events and/or parking, and the building of a medical centre with reduced mobility access. Beyond this, the building of a new harbourmaster’s office, scheduled for 2012, will provide a powerful symbol of this legendary focal point of life in Cannes.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


17

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34

security

security

Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


security

Key Figures ••• FORCES • Municipal police officers assigned to the urban protection centre staff: 17 • Municipal police officers on the municipal police staff: 193 • ASVP : 28 • National police force officers: 233 • National Gendarmerie officers: 167 • Fire brigade officers: 208 • Voluntary firefighters : 87

18

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

••• CRIME • Overall crime: down 4.64% on 2009 in 2010 • Street crime: down 6.13% on 2009 in 2010

Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


security

19

Action taken ••• A MUNICIPAL POLICE FORCE AT THE TOWNSPEOPLE’S SERVICE The Municipal Police Department, which comprises several specialist units – the municipal police as such, the environment police, the mounted brigade and the pay car park, garden squares and school safety departments – perform their daily tasks of prevention, patrolling, registering complaints, surveillance and, where necessary, clamping down on offenders. Indeed, there are 332 officers (219 of whom on operational duty) ensuring public law, order, security, safety and salubrity throughout the municipality.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10

The municipal police force and the urban protection centre (CPU) moved into their new premises at 2, Quai Saint-Pierre at the beginning of 2009. The work carried out to bring the building up to standard and extend it have raised user reception quality, improved the officers’ working conditions and created a new CCTV monitoring centre equipped with the latest technology. In addition, Villa Bulher, in the midst of the Croix-des-Gardes forest, has been home to the municipal police force’s mounted brigade since 2009, thus making it possible to keep the natural site surrounding it under permanent surveillance.

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• CCTV MONITORING In order to support the police forces in their daily battle against deeds of vandalism and violence, the town put an effective, modern deterrent and monitoring system in place back in 2001: CCTV monitoring. No less than 41 extra cameras were installed on the streets in 2010, making Cannes the best monitored town in France in terms of camera density (1 per 270 head of population). There are thus no less than 260 cameras keeping watch over the people of Cannes’ security every day. Forty more cameras, 10 of them mobile, will be set up throughout the municipality in 2011, ahead of the G20 to be hosted by the town. Today, CCTV monitoring are among 287. This system, which has rapidly turned into a crucial complement to routine policing, has played a role in the steep decline in petty crime, at the same time reassuring Cannes residents, tourists and conference goers alike. Indeed, the police have stepped in no less than 1,300-1,400 times every year as a result of CCTV monitoring. What is more, it has been possible since 2010 to review the data stored on the CPU’s recording system for up to 30 days so as to optimise the facility’s performance.

Action taken ................................. 19

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


security

20

Action taken ••• LIGHTING PLAN Every year, the town council renovates and steps up the public lighting in different districts under the lighting plan. This drive both enhances Cannes’ attractiveness by night and increases the sense of security crucial to the town’s commercial, social and tourist growth. The public lighting renovation work carried out in 2010 entailed, among other things: - replacing 144 street lights (République, Passage Mimont, Avenue de Vallauris etc.); - extending spot lighting with the installation of four new lights (two at the École Croisette, Beaulieu car park, Macé barrier); - burying the overhead cables and replacing 21 lighting units (Sardou, Beausite, Beauséjour etc.) and - replacing 176 lampposts and bringing six public lighting cabinets into line with the standards. In addition to its aesthetic and security role, the lighting plan also bears witness to the town’s determination to get a real grip on power consumption. The overall drive embarked on to cut consumption thus made for a 7% reduction in power consumption in 2010, in particular via: - the installation of LED lights in Rue Barthélémy and the École Croisette forecourt; - the replacement of 534 lamps with high energy-efficiency light sources in over-lit roads and - the installation of voltage regulators and reducers in 11 additional lighting power cabinets throughout the town. ••• FIGHTING COUNTERFEIT GOODS Cannes has won national recognition for its commitment since 2001 and for the effectiveness of its drive against counterfeiting, and it was chosen last year by the Manufacturers’ Union (UNIFAB) for the launch of the 12th summer prevention campaign under the aegis of the National Committee Against Counterfeiting (CNAC), at which 7,000 counterfeit items were destroyed in the streets of Cannes to raise the awareness of residents, summer visitors, tradespeople and the tourist industry alike as regards this major curse, which accounts for around 10% of world trade. The “Stop aux faux” [halt fakes] campaign continued throughout the summer with the distribution of 80,000 T-shirts and fans bearing this slogan. ••• ROAD SAFETY Improving road safety, protecting pedestrian walkways and easing accessibility for people whose mobility is reduced are the goals the town council sets out to meet via its campaign to revamp the streets of Cannes. This drive has already made it possible to renovate over 64% of the municipal road network in nine years. This commitment was confirmed in 2010 with the renovation of the carriageways and pavements of 23 additional roads, for a total 7.5 km distributed over the municipality. (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


security

21

Action taken In order to deal with the specific road safety problems arising on some of its busiest and most accident-ridden thoroughfares, Cannes town council makes several improvements setting out to make the roads safe each year and carries out renovation work throughout the municipality. The many schemes completed in 2010 include: - improving traffic light visibility by installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) at 14 light-controlled crossroads; - installing three new speed limit panels on the Avenue de Grasse and the Avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin; - creating 15 speed humps on several of the town’s main roads, including at the Reine Astrin and Lérins crossroads and on Avenue Bénéfiat and Avenue Maréchal-Juin; - installing more road signs and creating a pick-up and drop-off area on the edge of the Maurice-Chevalier sports compound and - setting up new safety devices at the approaches to schools, including the installation of a “specific school sign”: École Croisette, Marcel Pagnol school complex, Collège Capron etc. ••• SEASIDE SAFETY In order to enable children and their parents to enjoy the seaside without a care in the world, Cannes has, since 2009, been adopting a new safety sign system on the public beaches. This experimental arrangement, which goes by the name of Tétéoù, the first of its kind in the département, has been put in place on the Gazagnaire, Palais des Festivals and Midi beaches and takes the form of seven poles surmounted by toys (a boat, a fish, a ball and so on) that children can readily identify, thus enabling them to locate their families on the beach, even at a distance. To complete the system, identity bracelets reproducing the various totems are handed out to parents free of charge. Strong in the success scored with parents and children alike the previous year, Cannes, in conjunction with the Civil Protection Department, repeated the operation from 20 June to 30 September 2010. As a means of coping with the growth in the tourist population from 1 July to 31 August, Cannes town council deploys an ad hoc summer security force every year. The municipal police force was thus stepped up in 2010 by the addition of 12 seasonal traffic wardens to patrol the streets and nine qualified police lifeguards distributed over five beach surveillance posts (Gazagnaire, Macé, La Nadine, Mistral and Roubine). In addition, to offset the steady decline in the number of qualified police lifeguards, the seasonal unit in charge of beach surveillance, which was set up in 2009, has been stepped up from four to 21 officers, all holders of the national water safety and lifesaving certificate (BNSSA). Every year, three anti-jellyfish nets are installed off the Gazagnaire, Macé and Roubine public beaches as of 1 July. They are anchored 25 m from the shore, extending for 50 m along the beach, and create nothing short of a seawater swimming pool that jellyfish cannot enter, thus ensuring carefree bathing without damaging the natural environment.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


22

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34

quality

of life

Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

23

Environment ••• CANNES21 DURABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Cannes town council has committed itself to a pioneering voluntary policy on environment conservation and the surroundings of the townspeople of Cannes, setting out, in its Charter for the Environment, an action programme based on the conservation of natural environments, fuel saving, water and waste management, social cohesion and worker integration into the economy. These are all primordial challenges, born of exemplary intentions and motives, and they have been shored up by the Cannes21 sustainable development programme, drawn up in consultation with the whole of the population of Cannes. The Cannes21 action plan sets out to promote sustainable development by reconciling environment conservation and development with economic growth and social progress. It aims to establish an overall, across-the-board approach involving all the players (town council, associations of local authorities, associations, businesses and townspeople) and covers all spheres of municipal action (the economy, the social sphere, regional development, transport, housing and so on). The themed workshops, run in consultation with the people of Cannes, made it possible in 2009 to draw up and present the Cannes sustainable development action plan, which sets out the action to be taken, the resources required for the purpose and its scheduling over several years, focusing on five strong issues: conserving the environment in which we live; changing the ways in which we get about; stepping up the community support framework; building a town for everyone and setting the example together. Five follow-up workshops were run in 2010 under the participative Forum 21 scheme with Cannes’ townspeople to inform them about the advances achieved with Cannes21 and to note their comments with a view to topping up the action plan and tailoring it to requirements. The findings contained in the first report, which was presented at the 2010 Annual Forum, bear witness even now to the town hall’s commitment and hard work: 48% of the projects put into practice and two thirds of the measures embarked upon. The efforts made by the town council and all the schemes embarked upon won Cannes21 the “Local Agenda21” award. This national award, which is bestowed by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, is the town’s reward for the drive it has adopted since 2001 to conserve the environment and improve the people of Cannes’ surroundings. ••• LÉRINS GULF BAY CONTRACT With a view to maintaining a balance between socio-economic development and conservation of the natural marine heritage, Cannes has embarked on a major intermunicipal scheme: the Lérins Gulf Bay Contract, which sets out to achieve the balanced, collective management of the marine heritage focusing on three issues: conserving the quality of the various environments, making the most of the coast in socio-economic terms and raising public awareness with regard to environmental conservation. The Inter-Municipal Lérins Gulf Bay Contract Association, the body that implements the decisions adopted by the bay committee, was set up in 2010, thus making it possible to carry out the environmental action programme, which focuses on six issues: sanitation and rainwater; river silt; shipping pollution; conservation and development of the various environments; activity organisation and reporting and awareness raising. A preliminary survey regarding the introduction of artificial barriers in the Béal Harbour area to maintain the marine species populations and regulate fishing there will be conducted in 2011 in conjunction with the Prod’homie de Pêche.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

24

Environment ••• BEACH REPLENISHMENT OPERATION A special beach replenishment operation setting out to conserve and enhance our shoreline while safeguarding the marine environment was begun in 2004 with a view to redrawing the shore contours eroded by the swell and the winter storms. The operation, the first of its kind in the Mediterranean, consists in dredging sand out of several underwater beds offshore and redistributing it over Cannes’ beaches. No less than 80,000 tonnes of sand were thus dredged and used to top up the beaches in 2010 (including 25,000 extra tonnes of sand in the wake of the violent lashings inflicted by the sea in May 2010). The operation will be completed in 2010 with the installation of an underwater dam off the Croisette beaches. This innovative, environment-friendly facility will consist of geotextile tubes sunk 90 m from the shore and will mitigate the impact of the strongest waves (from 30 to 40% for a swell made up of 1.5 m waves), thus making it possible to limit the sand top-up requirements each year. ••• WINNING THE BLUE FLAG The French office of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (FEEE) awarded Cannes the Blue Flag environmental seal in 2010, acknowledging and bearing witness to the high ecological quality of the bathing water on four public beaches: Bijou, Gazagnaire, Macé and Rochers de la Bocca. This new distinction, nothing short of a benchmark in the tourist and environmental spheres, comes as a reward for the efforts made by the town in terms both of improving the ecological quality of its natural aquatic environments and of waste management, awareness raising drives and improving beach accessibility for people with reduced mobility. In 2011, 15 beaches was certified and so Canto Harbour. ••• DEVELOPMENT OF THE CROIX-DES-GARDES WOODLAND PARK The Croix-des-Gardes woodland park, which extends over an area of about 200 acres, is the town’s real “green lung.” The town council, jointly with the Conservatoire du Littoral (coastline conservation agency), has launched an ambitious site improvement programme setting out to protect the woodland population and biodiversity, develop the natural heritage and step up the site’s security (fire safety, visitor management and so on). No less than 1,442 new trees (200 fig trees, 300 umbrella pines, 200 cork oaks, 200 holm oaks, 150 almond trees, 150 olive trees, 200 vines and 42 mimosas) were planted in 2010 to preserve the wealth of its woodland heritage, and the work on developing the site to make it more visitor-friendly has also continued. It involves, first and foremost, completing the renovation work on the Libérator car park and installing ecological furnishings made of certified wood, new amenities and so on. The town will be continuing work on its large-scale programme in 2011, in particular with the planting of 900 additional trees and the restoration of the Croix panoramic viewing point.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

25

Environment ••• NEW AQUAVIVA SEWAGE TREATMENT STATION In order to provide a high environmental quality public service at the lowest cost to the taxpayer, the eight municipalities making up the Cannes catchment area joined forces in 2009 in the Cannes Catchment Area Unified Inter-Municipality Sewage Treatment Federation (SIAUBC). This responsible, joint partnership has made it possible to start work on building the new Aquaviva sewage treatment station. This crucial new facility will be sustainably treating 300,000 residents’ effluent by the end of 2011, in compliance with the European directive and all the standards set out in the high environmental quality (HEQ) charter. It will thus combine performance, lower costs and nuisance reduction while at the same time meeting the local social and environmental requirements: waste water treatment by a membrane filtration system, treated water in the “bathing water” quality category, generation of renewable energy via the installation of 4,000 m2 photovoltaic panels, carbon neutrality compliance representing a saving of 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum, sludge recycling as natural fertiliser and more. What is more, the whole of the building will be clad in green walls and vertical gardens to complete its integration into the environment. ••• NEW ALLOTMENTS The town council’s voluntary policy of making 300 family allotments available to the people of Cannes over the next five years is in line with an approach presenting ecological, economic and social aspects and pursues a threefold goal: increasing the townspeople’s purchasing power, fostering intergenerational bonding and contributing to sustainable development. As of 2010, no less than 4,000 m2 have been laid out and converted under the Cœur du quartier Ranguin scheme to give the neighbourhood’s residents an area of almost 2,300 m2 for them to cultivate. With a view to encouraging greater family involvement, these shared plots have been put in place jointly with the Ranguin Social Centre MJC [youth and arts centre]. Additionally, almost 1,000 m2 have been laid out on Chemin de la Plaine-de-Laval for the Parcours de Femme association ••• LANDSCAPING OF AN ECOLOGICAL PARK IN THE LOWER SIAGNE VALLEY In order to protect the lower Siagne valley against urban development, Cannes town council drew up an ambitious, responsible inter-municipality development plan in 2010 envisaging its conversion into a primarily agricultural, model sustainable development area. This natural development project reclaiming the area for farming will contribute, first and foremost, to the long-term attractiveness of the whole area, in particular via: - the creation of a major 5 km landscape layout referred to as the “promenade du Béal” making it possible to follow the path of the canal by green transport (on foot, by bike and on the future high service level bus); - the enhancement of the current farmland sites outside the core Siagne area, converted for country housing and - co-existence with the current craft trade areas, which will be brought into line with landscape requirements and their extension regulated. Cannes town council is even now planning a new “green lung” on the Cannes area, a 185-acre preserved site, focusing on four themes: farmland areas also comprising an educational farm and allotments, areas left wild, leisure and recreational areas and sports areas. The project is due to enter its operational phase in 2011, with the delivery of the first farmland area.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

26

Housing ••• SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL LANDLORDS IN THE RENOVATION AND CREATION OF FURTHER HOUSING FOR EMPLOYED PEOPLE Given the inadequate supply of housing for the employed earning low or modest incomes, Cannes town council has embarked, along with its institutional partners and the welfare organisations, on a number of drives to improve housing standards and create accommodation so that the people of Cannes can find accommodation in the town at reasonable rents, while at the same time enjoying a better quality of life. The strong commitment entered into by the town council on social housing now places Cannes among the virtuous towns in the Alpes-Maritimes département. Indeed, the major support granted the social landlords has made it possible to create and renovate a large number of homes for the employed, raising the public housing supply to 6,088, almost 16% in terms of the SRU [urban solidarity and renewal] Act. This exemplary conduct made for the building of 360 new homes (190 homes being built, 60 on which work has begun and the delivery of 85 student rooms and 25 residential units for autistic people) in 2010 and the renovation of 1,120 homes (118 delivered, 484 homes under construction and 518 on which work has begun). The town will be pursuing its ambitious programme in 2011 by building 329 new homes (252 homes [sic] and 77 starts made) and renovating an extra 1,063 homes (1,002 deliveries and 61 starts made). ••• HOUSING CENTRE SET UP With a view to simplifying life for the people of Cannes while optimising coordination among the various housing players, Cannes town council has set up a Housing Centre, which opened early in 2011. It constitutes a real single port of call for all housing-related concerns and has representatives from the Public Housing Office, the Departmental Housing Information Agency (ADIL) and the town council’s accommodation and housing department on its staff.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

27

Housing ••• PLANNED HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS Continuing the work of the project to avoid empty properties, the City of Cannes has entered into a partnership with the State, the National Housing Agency and the General Council to implement a planned housing improvement project Social Cohesion Programme. The aim of this operation is twofold: - to provide funding to encourage the owners of vacant properties to undertake renovation work which will enable them to put the property back on the rental market; - to grant funds to bring unfit housing back up to normal standards. In return for the grants awarded, the owners undertake to rent the properties for a period of 6 or 9 years and observe the regulations for rent capping according to the means of the tenants. Planned for 2009-2012, the programme aims at bringing the city’s 60 vacant properties and 21 unfit dwellings back on to the market. ••• LAUNCH OF THE OPERATION MORE COMFORTABLE AT HOME The planned improvement project for heating, energy and acoustics in buildings, known as “more comfortable at home” (“Mieux chez moi” in French), entered into its operational phase in 2010. Conducted in partnership with the French energy agency (ADEME) and the national housing agency (ANAH), the operation aims to provide funding to encourage leasers and shopkeepers to carry out work to improve acoustic, thermal and energy insulation of dwellings and shops. With this innovative scheme the municipality hopes to reduce energy consumption by 30% for the residential sector and 40% in the tertiary sector by 2015.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

28

Travel and parking ••• CREATION OF THE FIRST HIGH CAPACITY BUSWAYS To encourage residents of Cannes and tourists to use the public transport systems when they travel within the city, the City of Cannes, with the STIP (intercommunity public transport union) has undertaken to create the first two high capacity bus-ways (BHNS). Driving on a specially reserved bus lane, unaffected by traffic jams and with right of way at intersections, these new bus lines with their own lanes will considerably improve public transport productivity by ensuring exceptionally rapid transit and extremely regular timetables. As part of the “Grenelle de l’environnement”, this ambitious scheme was selected from 128 public transport projects financed by the State. The government has awarded an envelope of €15.9m to set up the first lines of this new transport system (€10.5m for the first line and €3.9m for the second). The public consultation, which took place from 15 February to 7 March 2010, and the preliminary project and studies for this large-scale operation, finalised in 2010, led to the elaboration of the programmes necessary to commission the first BHNS line by the end of 2012. The bus network will be defined this year after a public enquiry to determine the needs. ••• TRAFFIC REGULATION The traffic regulation office has a powerful tool to control the flow of traffic, and aims to act in real time on the density of road traffic whilst giving priority to public transport systems. This cutting-edge technology has already considerably improved the smooth flow of road traffic throughout the city. The different traffic regulation orders applied on the Boulevard Carnot have led to a 30% decrease in journey time and a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions during rush hour periods. These promising results have led us to introduce new regulation strategies in 2010 on the Avenue du Maréchal Juin, which has resulted in a 10% decrease in congestion levels. ••• INFORMATION ON ROAD TRAFFIC To inform motorists in real time about congested areas or exceptional incidents (road works, road closures, recommended routes or accidents, etc.) the City is gradually installing variable message signs on the city’s main thoroughfares, to point out waiting times and recommended routes to road users. In 2010, a new signpost was installed on the Boulevard du Rivage, bringing the number of signposts installed on the public highway to a total of 10. In addition, to guide road users to the car parks with spaces available, dynamic road signs have been set up near the various car parks, bringing the total number of signposts installed on the public highway to 30. All this information is also available via the traffic info section on the city’s website.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

29

Travel and parking ••• CYCLE PATHS To foster the development of “soft” modes of transport and ensure user safety, two new sections of cycle paths were created in 2010 on the Boulevard du Midi Louise Moreau. These new paths have brought the total cycle path network in the city up to 11.6km. In addition to this, as part of its travel policy, the City of Cannes has undertaken preliminary studies on the road section between the Golfe Juan and the Gould roundabout, a total of 1km, to prolong the future two-way cycle path “La Littorale” along the coastline, which is part of the cycle path network development plan for the department. In 2011, a new route will be created on the road between the Jardin de la Roseraie, Canto Harbour and Palm Beach, bringing the network up to a total of 14km. ••• CREATION OF NEW MOTORCYCLE PARKING SPACES Each year, to meet the growing needs of users and deal with the problem of anarchic parking on pavements, the City increases the number of motorcycle parking spaces. In 2010, the 350 spaces created on 30 sites brought the total number of available spaces to 2,060, spread over 218 sites. In 2011, 190 new spaces will be created over approximately 20 sites. In addition, due to the increase in road traffic during the summer period, some ten temporary parking areas (providing about 90 parking spaces) will be set up along the Croisette and the Boulevard Jean Hibert.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

••• CANNES ECO PARK ACTIF SCHEME To deal with the parking problems encountered by the people working in Cannes and to help improve their purchasing power, the City set up in 2009 an attractively priced, innovative scheme known as the “Carte Eco park actif”. This special card is reserved for people working in Cannes and allows them to park in the 10 surface car parks for only €1.50 a day. This provides a total of 670 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the city’s shopping and business areas.

QUALITY OF LIFE

••• CONSTRUCTION OF THE SAINT NICOLAS CAR PARK As part of their commitment to the urban redevelopment plan for the Cannes Centre station and the Prado-République district, the City has begun the construction of a new car park at the corner of the Rue Mimont and the Avenue Saint Nicolas. Built on five underground levels, the Saint Nicolas car park will provide an additional 420 parking spaces in the city centre for light vehicles and 48 spaces reserved for motorcycles. In addition to its functional aspect and to improve the living environment for the residents of this district, a huge traditional terraced Provencal park of 2,500m2 will be planted above the underground car park. The building works, done by an investment partner in the project, will be completed by the end of 2011. In addition, to inform future users of the number of spaces available, 5 dynamic signposts will be installed in the vicinity of the car park.

Public hygiene ............................. 31

Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

30

Travel and parking ••• CREATION OF A NEW MULTI-PURPOSE CAR PARK To give the Palm Beach car park a new quality environmental aspect while preserving its main functionalities, the City has planned to fully redevelop this area in two stages. In 2010, at the end of the first stage, residents of Cannes were able to discover a new leisure and free time area of 9,300m2 and appreciate the work already completed: - the surface had been completely redone; - the parking spaces had been reorganised, with a total of 183 free spaces, including 6 for people of reduced mobility, and some twenty spaces reserved for motorcycles; - a pedestrian route had been created along the coast, with an enamelled lava stone orientation table; - an area had been set aside exclusively for people wishing to enjoy kite surfing; - the street lighting had been improved and the rainwater collection network had been renovated to meet the environmental objectives defined in Cannes21. The belvedere along the bay of Cannes and the Iles de Lérins is exceptional site, and will be further embellished in the second stage, with a landscaping project including the planting of tamarisk, Alep pines and Phoenix palm trees, and the addition of new urban furniture.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

••• CONSTRUCTION OF THE JEAN CORREIA CAR PARK As part of the project to open up the centre of La Bocca by creating a lane reserved for “soft” modes of transport (bicycles and footpaths), a new car park near the beaches along the Boulevard du Midi Louise Moreau was inaugurated in 2010. The Jean Correia car park provides Cannes residents and tourists with 58 spaces for light vehicles (including 3 reserved for disabled people) and 32 spaces for motorcycles.

Action taken ................................. 19

••• INAUGURATION OF THE PLATANES CAR PARK To improve the parking available to residents and shopkeepers in the sector along the Avenue de Grasse, the Platanes car park, with 20 parking spaces and offering one hour free parking plus the Cannes Eco Park Actif scheme, near the Boulodrome des Platanes, was inaugurated in 2010.

Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23

Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

31

Public hygiene ••• THE URBAN PUBLIC HYGIENE PLAN The urban public hygiene plan has been in application in the city since 2006. It includes concrete actions aimed at improving the quality of life for Cannes residents and those who come to the conferences or just to visit the city, as well as preserving the urban environment. It determines recommendations for everyone, residents and visitors, to fight against acts of vandalism and to approach the objective announced: “Zero domestic rubbish bags on the streets – 100% public cleanliness”. The constant efforts on the part of the Urban Sanitation department and the mediation-living environment department have led to the city being granted ISO 9001 certification for waste collection, town cleaning and for the many preventive and educational communication campaigns conducted throughout the year. ••• INCREASING THE “COMMON RULES OF HYGIENE” The objectives fixed by the “Grenelle de l’environnement” and the local preoccupations with waste management have led the city council to intensify its actions to fight ever more efficiently against acts of vandalism which deteriorate the public domain. In 2010, this led to additional clauses in the hygiene laws fixing the regulations that apply to everyone: compulsory sorting of waste for private individuals and companies punishable if not complied with, total site cleaning by the offender if unauthorised dumping is observed on the public highway, etc. To inform the residents of Cannes of these new regulations, a number of communication and information campaigns took place throughout the year. ••• INSTALLATION OF NEW URBAN HYGIENE EQUIPMENT To try to prevent unlawful dumping, improve the results of selective recycling and remove unpleasant sights and smells, the city council has been active since 2006 in gradually installing buried containers. In 2010, 4 750-litre containers for household waste were installed in the Rue Hoche. To better integrate the waste collection containers into the urban environment, some fifteen container covers have been installed in the city’s various districts and container huts have been built in the Rue Félix-Faure and in the Forville and Gambetta markets. ••• CLEANING OF TAGGED SURFACES For the last few years, the city has been systematically removing unsightly tags and graffiti that damage the city’s image. The efficiency and rapidity of the town’s cleaning services have once again significantly reduced the amount of tagged surfaces all over the city, with a reduction this year of 10% compared to 2009. ••• INCREASED ACTION BY THE ENVIRONMENT POLICE Yet another example of the innovations set up by the city of Cannes was in 2004 when they introduced a special brigade to preserve the city’s exceptionally beautiful living environment. The environment police brigade comprises 15 agents who patrol the city’s streets and avenues every day to ensure that they remain clean and litter-free and that the environment remains undamaged. 2010 saw the creation of a mapping of “black spots” for dumping of household waste and bulky waste items, which increased the efficiency of the environment police in particularly vulnerable sites. In the same year, they intervened no less than 4,245 times, an increase of 45.5% compared to 2009.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

32

Childcare and education ••• CHILDCARE For regular or occasional childcare, at home or in the structures run by the municipality, the City of Cannes offers different types of childcare to meet the needs of families. There are eight municipal establishments offering various types of care facilities and a family-run crèche with accredited child minders, totalling 460 vacancies, throughout the city. In 2010 these establishments provided regular or occasional childcare for nearly 1,500 children living in Cannes aged between 2 months and 5 years. ••• CREATION OF A NEW CRECHE IN CROIX-DES-GARDES To increase the number of places for small children in the town and meet the needs of families residing in Cannes, the city has created a new multi-reception crèche in the Croix des Gardes district, as part of a public service delegation. This is the third childcare establishment to be created since 2001 (“Les Elfes” in 2003 and “Les P’tits Mousses” in 2006), and offers 60 additional places, bringing the total number of childcare places to 520 for the whole city. In addition, to meet the specific needs of some working parents, the current reception times will be extended to 7pm. After determining the investment partner in 2010, construction of the new crèche will begin this year, for expected completion in May 2012 at the latest. ••• THE PLAN ECOLE (SCHOOLS PROGRAMME) The city of Cannes runs 32 state primary schools (14 nursery schools, 16 elementary and 2 combined nursery and elementary schools) providing education for an average of 5,300 pupils each year. Introduced in 2003, the Plan Ecole is a long-term plan to ensure the safety, accessibility and renovation of all the school buildings in the city, representing a total surface of approximately 51,000m2. It comprises four successive phases and aims to bring the buildings up to safety and accessibility regulations and to anticipate the needs for reception capacity and conditions for pupils and teachers alike. In 2010, in compliance with the schedule, work was carried out in the following schools: - Maurice Alice: completion of the work to comply with safety standards and interior accessibility; - Les Mûriers: completion of the work to comply with safety standards and interior accessibility; - René Goscinny: start of work to comply with safety standards and interior accessibility and replacement of a modular building of 165m2 including a dojo, a crèche and a room for extra-curricular activities; - Bocca Parc: repair work to the covered playground. In 2011, the City will be continuing this ambitious programme by completing the work on René Goscinny School and starting work to comply with safety standards and interior accessibility in Macé School.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

33

Childcare and education ••• NEW COMBINED MARCEL PAGNOL NURSERY AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: A REAL GARDEN SCHOOL Designed to integrate smoothly into the existing nature areas, the future Marcel Pagnol School will provide young residents of Cannes and their teachers in the La Bocca district with an environment that is perfect for learning. This garden-school will have a very fine environmental dimension, with a planted roof, a double façade to control heat from the sun, solar panels to produce hot water, etc. A place for learning and sharing, its two floors will host ten elementary classes and five nursery classes with two rest rooms. This large-scale project began its operational phase at the end of 2010. A temporary school will free the existing premises from Easter 2011 so that the demolition work can begin. The new Marcel Pagnol School is due to open in September 2012. ••• RENOVATION OF THE METZ-VAGLIANO SCHOOL Due to the increasing numbers and the new functional, safety and accessibility requirements, the City committed in 2005 to a long-term renovation and rehabilitation programme for the Metz-Vagliano school. After carrying out structural work for the Vagliano elementary school, the City began work on redesigning the Metz nursery school, to bring it up to safety and accessibility standards. The work continued throughout the 2010-2011 school year and include: extending the dining area and kitchens, redesigning the interior by moving a classroom to optimise common areas, putting in a lift to facilitate disabled access to the building, renovating the floors and the playground, replacing the covered playground, redoing the roofs, cleaning the façades and improving the thermal insulation in the building, etc. ••• FAMILY CONTRACTS To foster success at school, social integration and the personal development of children living in Cannes, the City introduced in 2006 as part of its Successful Education Programme, a new method to help families in need: Family Contracts. These contracts between the City of Cannes schools offices and the parents are intended to make up for difficulties at school and in lessons for children and teenagers, and define a plan of action according to the specific needs of the families, including extra lessons, access to healthcare, culture, leisure and educational activities and sport, etc. This unique and innovative initiative on the part of the city was awarded the Prix Territoria in 2009 for services to the public and the Territorial prize from “La Gazette-GMF”. Since its creation, no less than 196 family contracts have been drawn up, providing help and support to 315 children and teenagers aged between 3 and 16.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

34

Teaching and training ••• SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND HIGHER EDUCATION The City of Cannes has some twenty secondary schools and higher education establishments: - 4 lower schools and 5 high schools, 3 private schools with partnership contracts (lower schools, high schools, vocational colleges and undergraduate schools); - The Faculté des Métiers, an establishment for work-integrated learning (CFA in French), run by the City of Cannes in partnership with the Regional Council of ProvenceAlpes-Côte-d’Azur, prepares pupils in a work-integrated learning programme for state-recognised vocational diplomas up to two years post-Baccalaureate. It is a reference in vocational education, and provides free, paid schooling leading to a qualification in subjects such as: business, hairdressing, floral art and tourism. In 2010, the excellence of this vocational training, combined with the talent of the young students led to four students receiving the gold medal in the prestigious national competition for the best apprentices in France (1 in cooking, 1 in floral art and 2 in hairdressing). - An IUT (technical college) in Marketing Techniques and one for Journalism, an international video games institute, an International College, the Ecole Régionale d’acteurs de Cannes (ERAC, a drama school) and the Rosella Hightower School of Dance. - Cannes University, providing young people and adults with university level teaching in a variety of subjects in the form of lessons, lectures, debates, courses and research workshops, etc.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

••• HOTEL SCHOOL ACCREDITATION To correspond the educational offer more closely with the needs of the Cannes employment basin, the Faculté des Métiers has extended its hotel, catering and tourism department and opened a course in Hotel Services, specialising in Reception. In addition, to improve the visibility of this department within the Faculty, it was awarded the Hotel School accreditation in 2010 for all the courses in the section. This development project is an added bonus for the School which aims at excellence in this sector.

QUALITY OF LIFE

••• CREATION OF A CANNES UNIVERSITY CENTRE To provide the City of Cannes with an innovative, efficient educational system, the Council has set up a partnership with the university of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and the CROUS (students’ welfare office) in Nice-Toulon, to create an ambitious university centre for teaching and research on the “Europe Mimosa” site. As a prolongation of the vocation of the City of Cannes, geared towards the multimedia, film and audio-visual industries, the courses will be based on subjects related to digital technologies, the media and high-quality tourism. Built on an area of over 8,000m2, the university campus will comprise three sections: - A Teaching and Research centre of 3,000m2 with lecture theatres, laboratories and offices; - A Catering centre with 300 places; - An Accommodation centre with 150-200 students’ rooms. In 2010 the Council worked with the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis to determine the teaching programme, the branches and the courses to be offered in this new structure.

Public hygiene ............................. 31

Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

35

Healthcare and Solidarity ••• INAUGURATION OF THE NEW CANNES HOSPITAL The new Cannes hospital is the fruit of the desire and perseverance of the Council staff and represents a major event for the whole of the west of the department. It is a new asset for the city in terms of public service and quality of life. With state-of-the-art technology, this new facility meets the needs of the public healthcare sector in Cannes in design and in size, taking into account the increasing population over the next few decades. The centre will comprise 55,000m2 of new buildings, with 4 delivery rooms, 13 operating theatres, 500 beds, a heliport, specialist services with more space and better equipment, a high-quality medical imaging centre and laboratory service, etc. In addition to its technological performance, this 21st century hospital is geared towards the patients and towards sustainable development, and its buildings and technical equipment are constructed so as to control energy consumption, with recycling facilities and a number of gardens in the surrounding areas. Building work was completed in 2010 with the final interior fittings. The inaugural ceremony was 24 Septembre 2011 with Xavier Bertrand, Minister for Health. ••• TWO PRIVATE HEALTHCARE ESTABLISHMENTS are also available offering quality healthcare in the city: the Oxford private hospital and the Méridien hospital.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

••• 109 PRIVATE DOCTORS AND 145 SPECIALISTS work in the city.

Action taken ................................. 19

••• CREATION OF THE RESIDENTIAL MEDICAL CENTRE LES CLEMENTINES This new establishment, unveiled 15 Septembre 2011, built in partnership with the local economic group Habitat 06 and the General Council and completed in late 2010, is home to 28 autistic adults. This specialist centre, run by the “Autisme Méditerranée” association, provides its residents with educational support and help with social and professional integration to enable them to develop personally and become more independent. To foster social exchange and integration, a residence to house 85 students managed by the CROUS has also been built on this 9,287m2 plot of land.

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

36

Healthcare and Solidarity ••• IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE DISABLED Since 2001, the City of Cannes has been committed to a voluntary policy to develop social cohesion, foster links between the generations and improve the quality of life of disabled people. This policy, manifest in the Cannes21 forum, shows the city’s intention to build a “city accessible to all” where relations between human beings enables everyone to live decently and respect differences. This policy has been greeted and recognised by the Association des Paralysés de France which this year awarded the City of Cannes its prize for accessibility 2010 – Reflexe handicap APF 06.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10

••• DEVELOPING URBAN AREAS FOR DISABLED ACCESS As an extension of the actions led since 2004 in the city’s charter for the integration of the disabled and victims of accidents, the city has instigated discussions with the council for accessibility to determine the procedures likely to facilitate access to disabled people in all the pedestrian areas and car parks in the city without hindering traffic systems. In compliance with the programme for road and public area accessibility elaborated in 2009, the projects and actions conducted by the council in 2010 incorporated all of these procedures, in particular on the following sites: the square in front of the Palais des festivals et des congrès, the Gambetta market, the Rue HaddadSimon, the Pointe Croisette car park, and the campaign to make all the approaches to the schools accessible. In addition, for maximum accessibility to all the city’s administrative buildings, a study was conducted in 2010. This will help us assess any access problems observed in public buildings and lead to a plan of corrective measures to be implemented (functional reorganisation, training and information, and technical and technological solutions, etc.).

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• FOSTERING ACCESS TO BATHING FACILITIES WITH HANDIPLAGE The “Handiplage” site on Bijou Plage offers physically and mentally disabled people the opportunity to enjoy the beach and the sea in total safety. This public beach now has a “Quatre bouées” (four lifebelts) accreditation and is the most popular “handiplage” (beach with disabled facilities) in France. In 2009 it was awarded the “tourism and handicap” accreditation for the four main impairments (motor, mental, auditory and visual). In 2010, to offer even more independence, safety and comfort to the 6,600 bathers who come to this beach every year, an additional specialist beach attendant (“handiplagiste”) was recruited and new facilities were added: the signs were completely redesigned for the benefit of the visually impaired, four parking spaces reserved for families were added, the showers and changing rooms were improved, etc.

Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23

Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

37

Healthcare and Solidarity ••• ADAPTING EDUCATION TO YOUNG DISABLED PEOPLE Created in 2004, the city’s sports school offers physical education and sports facilities for children aged between 6 and 13 who suffer from physical or mental disability. In 2010, as part of an open access to culture begun in 2008, beginners’ workshops in painting and music were added to the existing programme, in which no less than forty children participated. In addition, specialised inclusion classes enable disabled pupils to be included in ordinary classes. Today the City of Cannes has five total inclusion schools with capacity for a total of around sixty children. ••• THE COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ACTION The first contact for the population of Cannes due to its proximity and its devotion to the city, the CCAS (community centre for social action) continued its social aid actions to help isolated, underprivileged, old and disabled people. Each year, this local community centre helps over 32,000 people, identifies and assesses the emerging needs of society, and provides specific, occasional or permanent aid to the underprivileged. The quality of its social policy was rewarded in 2006 by the ISO 9001 certification, which was updated this year to the 2008 version. ••• THE CANNES BEL ÂGE GROUP The exceptional living environment, the feeling of safety and the infrastructures in Cannes make the city an attractive place to be for the elderly. To meet the specific requirements of this section of the population, the city leads an ambitious, dynamic policy of support, particularly through the GIP Cannes Bel Âge. This group runs eight clubs offering a wide variety of activities and events (some 90 activities, half of which are free): catering, shows, conferences, sport, discovery workshops and courses. It also conducts support, information and prevention campaigns in healthcare and accommodation. The quality and diversity of the services have led to a 20% increase in membership, with 1,500 members registered in 2010. Committed to a policy of renewal and an open attitude to the city, the GIP Cannes Bel Âge implemented new actions in 2010 in partnership with the main stakeholders in the city: the “Prévent’âge” operation, a conference on the elderly in the city (Bien vieillir dans ma ville), the Cannes Ecrans Seniors prize during the Film Festival, etc. In addition, the policy of the group, together with the quality and diversity of events available were recognised this year by the Departmental Committee for the retired and the elderly (CODERPA), which placed the City of Cannes in first place in their departmental rankings.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

38

Healthcare and Solidarity ••• THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE NATIONAL TOWNS COMPETITION The ambitious policy for the elderly conducted since 2001 by the city council through various structures (GIP Cannes Bel Âge, CCAS, Cannes University and Cannes Hospital) and the many services providing support to meet the needs of the older population won first prize in 2010 for the City of Cannes in the national towns and cities competition, organised this year around the theme of the elderly in cities and communities. On the same occasion, the CCAS (centre for social aid) was awarded a special prize for the professionalization of occupations in geriatrics, for the quality of help offered as part of the social services and home support.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10

••• CANNES, VOISINS SOLIDAIRES OPERATION To strengthen social cohesion and solidarity between residents, the City of Cannes launched “Cannes, Voisins Solidaires”, a neighbourhood support programme, at the end of 2009. This programme is aimed at grouping all the volunteer workers in Cannes who wish to participate actively in fostering dialogue and discussion in a block of flats, a street or a district. The intention is to improve quality of life and community living in Cannes.

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• NUMERIC@NNES ASSOCIATION To enable very underprivileged families to buy computer equipment, the City of Cannes is working in partnership with the association Numeric@nnes. This year they have refurbished 92 computers and distributed them to less privileged families. This strong, innovative social action is part of the Cannes21 forum, and highlights the City’s desire to reduce the gap between those who can afford technological equipment and those who cannot by providing support to residents in financial difficulty.

Action taken ................................. 19

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

39

Sport ••• A LARGE-SCALE SPORTS POLICY The city of Cannes with 24,000 people enrolled in 160 clubs covering 105 sports disciplines, and more than 400,000m2 of sports facilities, is one of the most popular cities in France for sport. To meet this demand, the City has committed to a voluntary sports policy with an ambitious objective: “sport for everyone everywhere”, which covers five main aims: • Create new facilities, like the Cannes Garden Tennis Club, inaugurated in December 2009; • Renovate the existing sports facilities: renovation of the “Oliviers” swimming pool, construction of new changing rooms at the Raymond Gioanni stadium, start of the Montfleury renovation project on the tennis court, swimming pool and park; • Organise sports events and meets (an average of 270 a year); • Encourage top level participation in sports; • Develop sport in schools, particularly for disabled children. ••• INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE CITY The city runs and maintains more than 400,000m2 of sports facilities: • 13 stadiums (including a stadium of honour with a seating capacity of 12,000); • 9 gymnasiums (including a sports centre with a capacity of 4,000); • 2 swimming pools; • 16 floodlit tennis courts (6 clay and 10 synthetic, including 4 indoor courts); • 3 weightlifting rooms; • 1 pelote basque court; • 1 medical sports centre; • 1 mini radio-controlled race car track; • 1 cycle track; • 2 athletics stadiums, one with a 400m track and the other with a 200m track; • 3 dojos; • 13 boules grounds, including an indoor one; • 7 beach volleyball courts (four of which are open all year).

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

40

Sport ••• OPENING OF THE CANNES GARDEN TENNIS CLUB Set in a huge green park, the Cannes Garden Tennis Club was inaugurated in December 2009 to allow as many people as possible to play tennis in optimal conditions. It has modern, functional equipment: 16 tennis courts, meeting rooms, a clubhouse and a car park for 84 cars. ••• CREATION OF A NEW WATER SPORTS FACILITY The operational phase of a new water sports complex will be launched at the end of this year. Located near the current Pierre de Coubertin swimming pool, the new sports centre will include an Olympic swimming pool (50m) and a 25-metre play pool, a grandstand with 819 seats, 1,350m2 of beach area and a park area of 2,900m2. Its equipment will make it ideal for both top-level sports and the general public for family outings. ••• RENOVATION OF THE MONTFLEURY COMPLEX To provide residents of the eastern part of Cannes with high quality sports and leisure facilities and bring back the former sports-loving character of the district, the City has begun a large-scale project to renovate the Montfleury sports complex. In the green setting of a huge 1-hectar park, the new Montfleury Park will offer residents 7 tennis courts (3 clay and 4 green set), a public swimming pool that can be open air, with a 25-metre sport and leisure pool and a paddling pool, plus a meeting room with a maximum seating capacity of 300. This landscaped park in the heart of the district will link the Avenue Beauséjour to the Rue de Turkheim via a public footpath. In addition, a car park will be built for patrons of the complex and residents of the district, with 50 extra parking spaces. The new multi-purpose complex is due for completion in the third quarter of 2013.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

41

E-administration to modernise the public services ••• CART@CANNES To facilitate administrative procedures for residents of Cannes, the work of professionals and reception of tourists, the City of Cannes this year launched a new website portal of interactive maps: cart@cannes. Set up in 2003 to aid the work of the municipal services, this new, extremely accurate tool was made accessible to everyone in 2010. Now anyone can find a multitude of information to meet their personal needs: themed maps to locate all the city’s public facilities (schools, sports facilities, Bel Âge clubs, police stations, etc.), aerial views, a 3D film of the city seen from above, topographical information, land registry maps, local town planning maps, etc.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10

••• T’CHAT VILLE DE CANNES To offer Cannes residents a new opportunity to talk with the Deputy and Mayor of Cannes and his deputy, a new online meeting room known as “T’chat Ville de Cannes” has been set up this year on the City’s website: www.cannes.com. Cannes residents were able to take part in two interactive debates in 2010 to find concrete, direct answers to some local questions of general interest: the development of the Quai Saint Pierre, renovation of the Montfleury complex, counterfeiting, etc.

Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• CANNESWEB TV Always anxious to involve residents in the life of the city, to break new ground in developing new means of communication and to meet the objectives fixed by the sustainable development programme Cannes21 by reducing the amount of paper used, the city council this year launched CannesWebTV. This is an innovative, fun and offbeat communication vector offers residents of the city a new, original means of finding information about the work of the council, the services or events organised by the City. Accessible from the city’s website, the TV channel comprises five main sections: 1. Cannes actus (what’s new in Cannes?): a presentation of what’s new in the city, new conferences and events, work planned or in progress to improve the landscape and quality of life for the residents, etc. 2. Cannes’ mag: practical information about the public services provided to residents, with the addition of tips and suggestions 3. Macadam Cannes: a mini “soap box” on the pavement for residents to have their say about on-going projects or work done by the council 4. La minute verte: an offbeat video magazine presenting the city’s sustainable development policy 5. J’ai 20 secondes pour vous dire (I have 20 seconds to tell you…): succinct, snappy information by members of the council staff about a meeting or an event they are in charge of.

Action taken ................................. 19

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


quality of life

42

E-administration to modernise the public services •••CANNES MONUMENT TRACKER To provide historical or educational information about the cultural heritage in Cannes, the city launched at the end of 2010 a new geo-location tool for the most notable sites in the city: Cannes Monument Tracker. This new, innovative tool can be accessed on a smart phone to satisfy the curiosity of visitors and residents who want to learn about the history of their city on an illustrated educational tour of the city’s cultural heritage.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


43

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34

attractiveness

attractiveness

Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

44

Town planning developments ••• CREATION OF A GARDEN DISTRICT For the last few years, by building, improving and renovating a number of infrastructures, the city council has continued to breathe new life into the Prado-République district. The redevelopment work on the Place du Commandant-Maria carried out in 2006 transformed the site into a four-seasons city garden, comprising fruit trees and palm trees. The development of this “green lung” in the heart of a district under renovation has led to the creation of new park areas for residents to meet and exchange views. To continue the gradual metamorphosis of this district, the council has begun the creation of a “garden district” on the 2 hectares of the GDF island on the Place du Commandant Maria. This large-scale town planning project, whose design involved all the residents and shopkeepers in the area, will form a smooth link between the popular districts in Cannes and the very residential California district, and will foster social mixing and business activity in the sector. Comprising three distinct, very open islands, installed in terraces, with two footpaths to add structure and form (the central walkway and a green promenade), it includes: - the development of the site to foster sustainable development procedures (depolluting the ground, reconstituting the natural aspect of the land, creating a rainwater collection basin, etc.) while maintaining the views over the Villa des Bleuets and the hills in the background; - the creation of a “mirror” square as an extension of the Place du Commandant Maria (over 1,900m2); - the construction of about 270 dwellings, some 20% of which are council dwellings, 30% with controlled costs and 50% to facilitate home ownership; - the creation of more than 2,200m2 of business premises, including a small supermarket; - the construction of around 2,600m2 of buildings for social service facilities (Cannes Bel Âge club, youth club, Maison des Associations, etc.); - increased car parking with an additional 600 places in an underground car park, part of which is open to the public. In 2010, as part of this major urban renewal project, the City of Cannes selected the future developer, an investment partner in the project, and completed the demolition work on the existing buildings in the area. The first building work will be started at the end of this year, by the developer, as soon as the depollution work has been finished and the building permit obtained.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

45

Town planning developments ••• RENOVATION OF THE CHATEAUDUN SECTOR To create a harmonious, commercially attractive identity in the Châteaudun-Mimont-Haddard Simon district in line with the structural operations in the Prado-République district, a huge operation has begun to breathe new life and a new look into the Rue Haddard Simon. These urban areas have been treated to a new functionality and have been given a facelift with the widening of the pedestrian footpath, alterations to the road surface, landscaping developments, the creation of specially reserved parking spaces (for motorcycles and for disabled motorists as well as for deliveries) and the installation of new urban furniture to match that in the Place du Commandant Maria. The gradual change in this sector will be completed in 2011 by renovation to the rue Mimont and the Rue Louis Braille. ••• OPERATION CŒUR DE QUARTIER RANGUIN The city of Cannes has for the last few years been conducting a vast urban redevelopment project which will continue this year to breathe new life into the Ranguin district and give it back its place in the life of the city. Since 2002 a number of operations have been concluded (creation of the Les Elfes Crèche, opening of the Public Services building comprising a police station, a town hall annex and a media library) and the city was awarded the special Centre of Excellence prize for the inner city category, in the national towns and cities competition in 2009. This urban redevelopment plan and the resulting upturn in business will eventually lead to the construction of local infrastructures in the district. In 2010 construction work began on the new shopping and business complex, marking a decisive turning point in the gradual development of the district. The architecture is designed for perfect integration in the urban landscape, and the multi-service structure will offer residents a new meeting place, comprising a supermarket, a shopping mall, a medical and paramedical centre, a Bel Âge club, around fifty flats for the working residents, and nearly 500 underground parking spaces. It is due to open in the first quarter of 2012, after 18 months of construction work. Residents will also benefit from the construction of a green belt, an inner city park of 4.5 hectares near La Frayère, providing leisure and relaxation areas and an opportunity for social life. It will include a fitness trail for senior citizens, cycle paths, multi-sport playing fields and footpaths. A number of operations were already completed in 2010, including delivery of the new Saint Jean de Bosco church and landscaping in the surrounding areas, the creation of more than 4,000m2 of shared family gardens, the continuation of the improvement project to upgrade the 490 dwellings in Les Oliviers and Les Genêts, etc.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

46

Town planning developments ••• CREATION OF A MULTIMODAL TRADE CENTRE IN CANNES CENTRE With an eye to supplying the town with a train station in line with its reputation, the town council, in partnership with the Alps-Maritimes council, the Provence-Alps- Côte d’Azur regional council, the SITP, the railway partners, (SNCF and RFF) and the state, has committed to a large-scale project with an eye to creating a multimodal trade centre and to redesign the Cannes-Centre train station complex, as well as its surrounding area. Several operations have already been undertaken in the framework of this project: renovation of Rue Jean-Jaures, renewal of the street furniture and launch of construction work for the Saint-Nicolas car park, etc. In order to pursue the action undertaken, taking into consideration the perspectives for developing traveller flows by 2020, this large-scale project includes: • creating an upper forecourt on the railway track roof, designed to serve as a drop-off area with a taxi rank and places for tour buses; • creating a new sales area and redesigning the traveller building, (open hall, new façades, platform accessibility, etc.); • creating a lower forecourt served by public transport, taxis and the future bus lines with a high level of service and the creation of clearly identified pedestrian crossings; • creating a staircase to link the upper and lower forecourts; • installing a lift to ensure accessibility between the upper forecourt, the travellers’ building and the underground pedestrian walkway. In 2010, starting with the preliminary project, finalised in collaboration with the railway operators, planning of the various stages of this structuring project and the intervention perimeters given to each partner were defined. As of April 2011, the first operational phase will begin with the creation of a new sales area inside the traveller’s building. The whole operation will be finished by spring 2014. ••• CREATION OF A NEW TOWN DISTRICT ON THE CANNES MERCHANDISE SITE The economic scope represented by the creation of an enterprise zone must go hand in hand with the interlinking and requalification of peripheral urban areas. To this end, operations have been undertaken by the railway operators, (SNCF and RFF) and by the Region, with a view to developing the 24 hectares of the Cannes Merchandise site into a real town district by grouping together living areas, tertiary activities and a multimodal trade centre. In 2010, in the framework of a market definition, three projects presented by town planning teams, allowed us to develop a diagnosis. Using this inventory, a programmatic and scenarios will be established in 2011, in order to release the potential of the site and to define the intervention perimeter entrusted to each partner, in particular the space reserved for railway installations to preserve the maritime facade.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

47

Town planning developments ••• EXTENSION OF AVENUE PIERRE-SEMARD TOWARDS BOULEVARD DU MIDI LOUISE-MOREAU With an eye to offering an opening onto the sea to residents of La Bocca centre, the town council has undertaken a project to extend Avenue Pierre Semard towards Boulevard du Midi Louise- Moreau by creating a walkway beneath the railway track, reserved for bikes and pedestrians. As of 2010, the first infrastructure of this vast structuring project was made operational by the creation of the Jean Correia car park; offering additional car park spaces close to the beaches, (58 places for cars and 32 places for motorbikes). In 2011, definition works for the creation of the walkway reserved for bikes and pedestrians as well as pertaining landscaped areas will be finalised and the water tower located within the intervention perimeter will be demolished to free up space needed to undertake the works. ••• URBAN AND SOCIAL RENOVATION OF THE FRAYERE DISTRICT For several years now, the town council, in partnership with the state, the region, the department and the company, LOGIREM, has been involved with a large-scale operation known as “ANRU”, (national agency for urban renovation) for urban and social renovation of the Frayère district. In 2011, the development of the last plot of the right bank of the Frayère, with a surface area of 4,560 m2, will allow us to offer locals additional parking to the tune of 100 places. ••• REDEVELOPMENT OF THE QUAIS SAINT PIERRE AND LAUBEUF A veritable hub of the Suquet area, located in the historic old-port area and a stone’s throw away from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the Laubeuf area and the Quai Saint- Pierre today lack visibility due to the importance granted to cars. In order to promote, embellish and render more functional this hub of Cannes life, ensuring a real link between these two quays, Cannes town is planning an overall landscaping and architectural enhancement of the site. In 2010, definition works and a public meeting were launched with a view to realising this large-scale project, which involves: • On one hand urban renovation of the Quai Saint-Pierre roads: carried out in connection with the infrastructure work on the maritime quay realised by the CCI Nice Côted’Azur; this operation foresees the extension of the pedestrian promenade along the Old-Port by reducing the number of lanes. This structuring project, based on the green plan, the light plan and the urban transfer plan, will allow us to give value to the various living areas, (terraces, Place Massuque and Place Saint- Pierre, etc.). Furthermore, the creation of landscaped areas embellished by pergolas along the shopping streets, will ensure overall visual cohesion of this semi-pedestrian area. The works, foreseen to last a provisional 12 to 14 months will begin at the end of 2011. • On the other hand, the development of the Laubeuf area will allow us to give value to this area, which today is mainly devoted to above-ground parking. Therefore, the town council is planning to create a landscaped garden with a surface area of 8,000 m2 made up of planted and stone areas and embellished with dry fountains. This work, offering a stunning viewpoint to Cannes locals and visitors; overlooking the sea and offering panoramic views of the Bay of Cannes, the town centre, the port and the Croisette, will allow us to meet the parking needs in this attractive area with the creation of a half-underground car park. This work, financed by a private partner, is set to begin as of 2012 in conjunction with the development operation of the Quay Saint-Pierre.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

48

Promotion of the shopping districts ••• PEDESTRIANISATION OF THE MARCHÉ FORVILLE Created in consultation with the shop keepers and district locals, the pedestrianisation of Forville market, a hub of local trade and brimming with history, was launched in 2010. This project, designed with three aims, will allow us to embellish the market and its surrounding area, improve the quality of life for locals by reducing noise and pollution and increase trade in the district. Thus, from the end of 2010, regular customers noticed, to the north and east of the market’s surrounding area, new areas for sociable living, enhanced by red flooring made up of Boulouris aggregate and embellished with olive trees. Furthermore, the functional organisation of the area was optimised in particular with the installation of retractable bollards boasting speakerphones linked directly to the municipal police and the creation of a closed waste building. This operation was rounded off with the pedestrianisation of the south part of the market.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

••• RENOVATION OF GAMBETTA AND LA BOCCA MARKETS In the framework of the rehabilitation programme and the upgrading of health standards of the town’s markets, Gambetta market underwent significant renovation work. Opening was 19 September 2011.These developments were designed to give value to this sociable living area, while conserving the existing plane trees: installation of two elegant Baltardstyle covered arch structures to replace the current roofing, complete repair of the flooring and networks, creation of two waste collection points, etc. Furthermore, the functional reorganisation of the market and its surrounding area will allow us to increase accessibility for disabled people and to streamline parking places with the redesign of ground marking and the set-up of bollards, preventing parking on pavements. What’s more, to welcome shoppers, stall-holders and shop keepers to La Bocca market and its surrounding area, development work will be launched during 2011.

SECURITY

••• DEVELOPMENT AND EMBELLISHMENT OF TOWN CENTRE STREETS With an eye to conserving economic and touristic attractiveness of the town centre streets, a hub of Cannes trade, the town council launched large-scale operations in 2010, to develop and embellish the following roads: - the sector including Rue Hoche/Vagliano/24-Août: the pedestrianisation operation of these three roads goes hand in hand with planning works and embellishment, in particular, the repair of the road surface, identification of junctions with ground marking with the Palme de Cannes, replacement of street furniture and planting of ornamental pear trees. Furthermore, to ease access by locals and shop keepers and to allow selective control of vehicle access, collapsible bollards, fitted with cameras linked directly to the CPU have been installed. - Rue Félix Faure: The attractive nature of this shopping street, leading from the town hall to Rue d’Antibes, has been consolidated by the extension of pedestrian walkways, the installation of hanging baskets and the repair of the road surface. What’s more, pedestrian safety has been improved through the creation of a low wall along the road. - Rue des Serbes: Creation of a semi-pedestrian area between Rue Jean-Jaurès and Rue d’Antibes, embellished with new street furniture, allowing valorisation of this busy road. The development and embellishment programme of the town centre streets is continuing throughout 2011 in the districts of Rue des Belges/Notre-Dame/Bivouac-Napoléon and Jaurès/Marceau/République.

Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28

Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23

Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

49

Promotion of the shopping districts ••• TRADE REVITILISATION OF THE PRADO-RÉPUBLIQUE AREA Along with the structuring operations carried out by the Town to give value to and enhance the Prado République district, (GDF development, redevelopment of the Châteaudun-Mimont area, etc.), several operations have been carried out since 2004, in favour of trade revitalization of this district in the framework of the intervention fund for services, crafts and trade, (FISAC). Thus, in the framework of phase 2 of the FISAC measure, planned for the period 2009-2011 based around the concept A living area based around sustainable development, new trade initiatives have been carried out in 2010, including: - Eco-citizen days, organised in the framework of sustainable development week, with 5 themes, (harnessing energy, waste sorting and recycling, water, the sea and transport methods), with a competition involving 70 shop-keepers to create a traffic-game. Discover eco-citizen initiatives, the ZAK mascot design and the distribution of 3,000 reusable cotton bags; - Christmas shopping fortnight, based around the theme of ‘a Russian Christmas’, offering Cannes locals the chance to take part in a competition in partnership with the district’s shop-keepers; - Mobilisation of all shop-keepers with a view to their participation in the Mercure d’Or and Panonceau d’Or trophy competitions, organised by the CCI at a national level. In 2011, the final operations of phase 2 will be carried out, in particular through the: implementation of the Ozéquitable event on the theme of discovery of fair trade and world talent, the republishing of the shop-keeper and craftsman guide, the creation of a discount voucher book for shop-keepers’ customers in the district, etc. Moreover, the last phase will be launched according to the trade revitalization programme planned for the period 2011-2013.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23

••• SHOP FRONT RENOVATION In order to offer visual harmony to the shops located on Boulevard Carnot and the Prado-République district, Cannes Town began in 2010 offering subsidies for renovation work to shop fronts. This operation aimed to single out these roads through application of an architectural charter, to give value to trade attractiveness to existing shops and to draw in new ones.

Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28

••• NOCTURNES BOCCASIENNES With a view to revitalising trade and the tourist appeal of La Bocca and on the strength of the success of summer 2009 with the first edition of the ‘Nocturnes Boccassiennes’, the town council decided to repeat this summer event in 2010. Organised in partnership with the Union Boccasienne made up of craftsmen, trades people and industrialists, (UBACI), this high quality nocturnal craft market brought together 65 stall holders each Wednesday evening from June 30 to August 25, 2010 offering culinary specialities, clothes, accessories and decorative items, with 25,000 Canes residents and tourists attending. In 2011, this event will again take place with nine evenings organised between July 6 and August 31.

Teaching, training ........................ 34

Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

50

Culture ••• HERITAGE While the public buildings and religious constructions with remarkable architecture retrace the various stages of Cannes’ history, the villas and stately homes evoke the period during which foreigners came to holiday with an eye to emigrating to Cannes, with numerous communities wintering in Cannes during the XIX and XX centuries. • 8 protected historic monuments: The Château, Saint-Sauveur Chapel, Trinité Chapel, the ‘Fours à Boulets’ on Sainte-Honorat Island; the Fort Royal with its Spanish well and the military zone which surrounds it on Sainte-Marguerite Island; the Castre Museum, Suquet Tower and Sainte-Anne Chapel; Notre-Dame d’Espérance church in Suquet and Villa Rothschild and its estate. • 9 listed historic monuments: the ‘Batterie de la Convention’ located on Sainte-Marguerite Island, Miséricorde Chapel, some parts of Hotel Carlton, Villa Domergue, the ‘Kiosque à Musique’, Villa Romée and its gardens, Champfleuri estate and gardens, Vallombrosa estate and its old Hôtel du Parc and the monument to the fallen soldiers of the 1st WW • 5 classified sites: the works adorning the ‘Mamelon’ in Le Suquet, the entire Sainte-Marguerite Island with its forest, the ‘Butte Saint-Cassien’ with its century-old trees, the chapel and its former retreat, Saint-Honorat Island, the parts of the maritime public area where the annexed installations are developed and the gardens and car parks at the second pleasure port • 2 listed sites: - The Croisette promenade - The municipal area except the Ranguin district to the north east. • Parts of the landscape identified in the PLU under the landscaping law: 12 buildings, 16 hotels or former hotels, 12 stately homes, (villas and châteaux), 76 bourgeois villas from the XIX century, 9 public buildings, 18 modern villas from the XX century, 22 ‘residential palaces’ from the XX century, 3 churches, 23 ‘outstanding’ gardens, as well as 252 outstanding elements of the non-movable heritage added to the PLU. • Outstanding isolated trees: 870, protected as elements of the landscape with protection equivalent to the protected wooded area, (EBC).

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

51

Culture ••• CULTURAL SITES • 4 municipal exhibition areas Cannes Museums punctuate the town’s cultural activity with permanent and temporary exhibitions all year by well-known artists: - Castre Museum: 3 permanent exhibitions and one temporary exhibition per year. - The Sea Museum: 3 permanent exhibitions with its state prisons and the famous Iron Mask cell as well as a summer temporary exhibition of photos linked to the theme of travel and the Mediterranean. - La Malmaison Art Centre: 3 large temporary exhibitions per year devoted to world renowned artists such as Picasso, César, Chu Teh Chun, Pavlos, Vignes, Arman and Combas. The art centre also uses Villa Domergue for summer exhibitions devoted to ceramics and plastic arts. - Espace Miramar: 8 to 10 temporary exhibitions per year devoted to photography and plastic arts. • 2 media resource centres, 3 annexed libraries and 2 library buses The Cannes media resource centres participate actively throughout the year to communicating and promoting culture. Veritable life hubs, they offer to Cannes children and adults cultural experiences with various events, screenings, exhibitions, meetings, debates, conferences, etc: - Noailles media resource centre: since January 2010, the Noailles media resource centre has hosted ‘AfterWork’ events once or twice a month in its rooms or gardens (depending on the season). What’s more, the media resource centre hosts the annual Story Garden event, with three evenings hosted in its gardens. - Ranguin media resource centre: Exhibitions, workshops for adults and children, stories, conferences and concerts. • Villa Domergue and its summer gardens Guided tours organised in summer, exhibitions and Jazz in Domergue concerts each August.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

52

Culture ••• PRESERVATION AND VALORISATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE • Preservation of the Fort Royal and Sainte-Marguerite Island An exceptional and internationally renowned site, the Fort Royal and Sainte-Marguerite Island make up a fundamental element of Cannes’ identity. In order to protect this inestimable historical and cultural heritage, the council has undertaken in the last few years various preservation and renovation initiatives. In 2010, Cannes Town carried out the following initiatives: - Finalisation of renovation work on the Sea Museum; - Continuation of definition work with a view to developing Building W; - Launch of definition work to secure one of the fortification sections located on the path leading to the Guérite (Sourdy Bastion); - creation of two disabled access lavatories • Development of the Castre Museum In the framework of the redevelopment of the Castre Museum begun by the town council in 2004, a new room dedicated to the Tibetan Himalayas was inaugurated in 2010. The enhancement and redevelopment works carried out allowed us to give value to this exceptional collection of ethnographic objects, which are among the most important in France, for their quality, diversity and extreme rarity. Thus, Cannes residents and visitors have been able to discover around sixty works presented around three themes: the use of the mask in the Himalayas and in Tibet, Nepalese Shamanism and the Tibetan Buddhist culture. • Wall frescos In order to improve the quality of life for Cannes residents and to embellish the districts, since 2002 Cannes town has undertaken a vast programme to create wall frescos. Inspired by the seventh art and more particularly by the Cannes Film Festival, these frescos depict important figures of French and international cinema: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bourvil, Harold Lloyd, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, etc. Today there are 16 wall frescos adorning the Cannes urban scenery.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

53

Culture ••• INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED TRAINING A veritable hotbed for young talent at the heart of cultural creation, Cannes Town boasts three artistic higher education establishments out of the four that exist in the department: • The Rosella Hightower Cannes Higher Dance Institute Considered one of the best French dance schools, it offers boarding or day school dance training from primary school level right up to ballet company entry. It encourages the development of choreographic studies and trains teachers. • The Cannes Regional Acting School. Higher acting training institute, fruit of a joint initiative by Cannes town, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the AlpesMaritimes council and Marseille city, it offers free schooling and leads to the achievement of a national acting certificate. The obligatory study period is 3 years. • The Cannes Departmental Music & Theatre Conservatory This municipal service offers complete and quality training in all musical disciplines and organises training sessions, exchanges, auditions and master classes with the best soloists and teachers.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

54

Culture ••• CULTURAL EVENTS Culture, above and beyond the Cannes Film Festival is inextricably linked to Cannes Town’s influence. The Town offers a top-notch theatrical and musical programme, eclectic shows and quality exhibitions to satisfy all audiences: Suquet Musical Evenings, Plages Electroniques, Jazz à Domergue, Festival Pantiero, the NRJ Music Awards, etc. • Made in Cannes allows professional companies whose artists were trained in Cannes’ higher art schools, (ÉRAC, Rosella Hightower Cannes Higher Dance Institute, Cannes Departmental Music & Theatre Conservatory, etc.) to present each year a selection of quality shows at discounted prices. In 2010, this event sold 7,711 tickets. • Made in Cannes Junior offers a chance for tomorrow’s talent to take to the stage, during their training at the large Cannes art schools. In 2010 this event sold 4,723 tickets. • The P’tits Cannes à You Festival offers children a quality multidisciplinary programme in the domains of circus, dance, puppet theatre, musical stories and film. In 2010, this festival sold 5,421 tickets. • Rentrées Culturelles With an eye to promoting the diversity and richness of local cultural, in 2010 Cannes Town organised for the second consecutive year in the gardens of the Jean de Noailles media resource centre ‘Cultural Season September’. During this open day, local actors presented their programme for the 2010-2011 season to local adults and children with various shows, theatrical representations, concerts and meetings. This initiative will be repeated in September 2011.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50


attractiveness

55

Culture ••• PAGES AT THE BEACH In the framework of its tourism policy and to work towards circulating written works, in 2010 Cannes Town launched a beach library project, one of its kind in the department, baptised, ‘Pages à la Plage’ Offered from July 1 to August 31 on the Macé public beach, this summer library measuring 20 m2 allowed locals and visitors to read on the beach by borrowing one of a variety of books: novels, essays, leisure guides, cartoon strips, magazines, etc. In total, 2,500 novels, essays, leisure guides, cartoon strips, mangas and magazines were on offer. Taking into account the public’s enthusiasm in this water front library that is 313 borrowers and 446 documents loaned, this initiative will be repeated in summer 2011. ••• CINEMA DISTRICT On the strength of the first 2 editions, Cannes Town, in partnership with the association Cannes Cinéma, has repeated this year the Ciné quartier initiative. This cultural event, in line with its district entertainment policy, to improve inhabitants’ quality of life and Cannes’ tourist appeal, enjoyed great success again this year, with 3,217 audience members- a rise by 29 % since the start of the initiative. There were 9 free events, organised open-air, on show between July 5 and August 30 2010 in the town’s various districts, (Pointe Croisette, La Bocca, Prado-République, Town Centre, etc.) The programme, made up of popular recent works, (Little Nicolas, Up, 2012, etc.) allowed local children and adults to meet in a friendly and family orientated atmosphere. ••• AFTERWORK To offer working Cannes citizens a moment of fun and musical relaxation in a cultural environment, a new entertainment forum was on offer this year at the Jean de Noailles media resource centre: AfterWork events. These new free appointments open to all, offer one weekend per month from 18h30 to 20h30, a chance to discover jazz and electronic music in a relaxed atmosphere, with an opportunity for audience members to have a drink or a meal. Furthermore, a ‘story area’ was also created for children. During this initial year, 250 people on average took part in the 18 After Work evenings between January and June. In 2011, 20 new musical appointments will be offered to Cannes residents.

GENERAL PRESENTATION Geographic situation .................. 4 Keys figures ................................ 6 Demography ................................ 8

PROSPERITY Economy ................................... 10 Boating, yachting ..................... 15

SECURITY Keys figures ................................. 18 Action taken ................................. 19

QUALITY OF LIFE Environment ............................... 23 Housing ........................................ 26 Travel, parking ............................. 28 Public hygiene ............................. 31 Childcare, education .................. 32 Teaching, training ........................ 34 Healthcare, solidarity .................. 35 Sports ............................................ 39 E-administration to modernise public services ............................ 41

ATTRACTIVENESS Town planning developments .... 44 Promotion of the shopping disctricts ..................................... 48 Culture ......................................... 50



Cannes en chiffres (version anglaise)