Journal
Project
Home Silk Road - Housing toward empowerment Lyon Metropole, France
Sujet
Housing
Modifier 17 June 2021
by Ruth Owen UIA Expert

Home Silk Road Journal 2: Get an update about Lyon's project

Entrance to the historic building, Jeanne d’Arc Residence
Credit: Est Métropole Habitat
This journal describes implementation challenges in the second phase of the Home Silk Road project. This project is testing an innovative housing solution and putting vulnerable people at the heart of the city. COVID-19 has had a considerable impact on implementation and partners have had to adapt and innovate to sustain progress.
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Executive Summary

This is the second journal on the Home Silk Road project in Villeurbanne, a town in the East of the Grand Lyon metropolitan area. In the context of a major redevelopment programme, this project is turning an iconic brownfield site into an inclusive space through housing, culture, and inclusion. Home Silk Road is led by the Metropole of Lyon in partnership with the municipality of Villeurbanne; a municipal housing company - Est Metropole Habitat, and two non-governmental organisations - Alynéa and the Centre Culturel Œcuménique (CC0).

This second journal provides an update on the implementation of the project, and the challenges faced. The aim is to share learning from implementation. Significant progress has been made since the first journal was published in January 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on project activities. Several key milestones have been pushed back and the project looks likely to end 12 months later than originally planned. New tests have emerged, and project partners have had to adapt accordingly. UIA identifies 7 challenges as especially important for project implementation. Particularly important issues for the project at this juncture relate to a participatory approach and to communication with target beneficiaries and users.  The participatory approach has been central since the outset of the project.

Project Update

Modular housing installed on the site
Modular housing units installed on the site in Jan 2021, credit Est Métropole Habitat

 

Challenges Table

Challenge
Observation

Leadership

Public Procurement

Organisational arrangements within the urban authority (cross-department working)

Participative approach for co-implementation

Monitoring & Evaluation

Communicating with target beneficiaries and users

Upscaling

Conclusions

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