All our projects
Five general themes run through our work: mobility, building and planning, energy, behaviors, and digital technologies. These themes give rise to several year-long or multiyear research projects, conducted with different partners and leading to the production of reports, op-eds, expert viewpoints, etc., and to the organization of seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Large infrastructure projects and democracy
What are the sources of the opposition to large infrastructure and urban planning projects? How can we devise a more democratic way of designing and implementing these projects?
Active and healthy cities
There is a real urgency to rethink the environmental health: today, medicine struggles to face the social and medical challenge posed by the growth of chronic diseases. Many studies have shown that ...
The future of public spaces
De nouvelles formes d’aménagement de l’espace public (éphémères, démontables et réversibles) apparaissent ; elles sont supposées (re-)mettre au centre les usagers et favoriser l’expérimentation.
Quality of life beyond labels
Smart cities, sustainable cities, green cities... What is the reality behind those labels ?
Mobility over intermediate distances
How can we respond to current issues on intermediate distances that remain the poor relation of our mobility policies?
The end (of the end) of traffic congestion
Mobility remains the favorite playground of digital platforms. Yet, beyond the marketing slogans, what are the promises of digital to fight traffic jams?
La Fabrique de la Cité
La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.