From the middle of 2009 until the end of 2012, S.BE.i-France (Sustainable Built Environment Institute - France) built the 'Territorial Sustainable Development (TSD) System' to base all of its TSD action control procedures (definition, management, evaluation and certification). In 2011, to strengthen the capacity to intervene in the building sector, S.BE.i-France developed the optimal (global and contextual) building qualities.
From 2009 until 2014 in France, studies were conducted on the following themes: "Condominiums", "Grand Paris", "Architectural preservation" and "Mountain resorts". Approaches concerning the TSD were decided on for India, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Brazil. From the middle of 2014 until the end of 2015, S.BE.i-France created and led a working group for the creation of an international network of video conference centers dedicated to the TSD.
The international network of video conference centers dedicated to the TSD (Territorial Sustainable Development System) named the International Agora for Territorial Sustainable Development (ATSD) was created on November 19th, 2015. ATSD has two objectives: firstly, to conduct rigorous debate on the theory and practice of controlling the actions of TSD, hence the creation of a 'network of the centers' that would become a real international agora. Secondly, an efficient valuation of the actions and actors of the TSD, hence the creation of a 'library of the network' with which the organization would become truly relevant internationally.
The first video conference on 19 November 2015 was organized by the Centre of Paris (FRA01-Paris) with stakeholders from Germany (Frankfurt) and the United States (Virginia). In Paris, stakeholders from Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Sainte-Anne (Guadeloupe) were present. The theme of this video conference was 'The methods of citizen participation used in the political decision-making for the planning of infrastructures (Paris/CDG and Frankfurt airports)'. The second video conference will be held on 17 March 2016 with France (Carpentras, Courcy, Paris), Guadeloupe (Sainte-Anne), Hungary (Budapest), and Morocco (Rabat), on the theme 'Presentation of the TSD Manifesto'.