The low-energy region

Is it possible to (re)design a public policy by rethinking its operation and effectiveness as you would rethink the design of a product or service? The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region initiated Agir, a request for proposals amounting to 70 million euros over four years to reduce energy consumption at regional level. Would it be possible to improve the link between Agir and the project supporters and give visibility to the initiative as a whole?

After an itinerant phase to identify beneficiaries and local specifiers, the team organized a full day seminar of creative and prospective workshops with the stakeholders. This resulted in identifying the importance of publicizing good examples to extend the benefits of Agir and possibly do something else with this initiative. As a result of the residency five projects were set up: Agir near you, a publishing platform to enhance the visibility and value of the initiatives taken throughout the region; on-site meetings; the Agir Lab, allowing for viewing and sharing adjustments made to requests for proposals; the Agir manual, providing simple instructions in how to apply; and finally Agir neighborhood discussions to give a local dimension to the initiative.


Learn more about the project: download the French deliverable

And discover it in photos


September 2009 - November 2009



Initiated by whom?

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region

With whom?

Félix Compère, designer

Alexandre Musche, designer, cofounder of Talking Things

Xavier Figuerola, designer, cofounder of Talking Things

François Jégou, designer, founder of Strategic design scenarios