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.
Urban Expedition to Toronto
How is Toronto, a provincial capital on the way to becoming a world city, positioning itself in the competitive game of global metropolises? How can it solve the problems it is currently facing?
Territories and metropolization
As part of its reflection on the globalized urban dynamics, La Fabrique de la Cité will question the ambivalent and complex relationships between metropolization and territorial restructurings.
Return of the economy to the city-center
How should we interpret the return of the economy to the city-center? What are the associated capitalistic models and urban dynamics?
The post-carbon city
Because they concentrate people and activities, cities are often cited as major factors of climate change. They now wish to become problem-solving, rather than problem-inducing territories.
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?
Affordable housing in growing European metropolises
How can growing European metropolises, faced with scarce, expensive land and rising construction costs, provide enough affordable housing to accommodate the needs of low-income households?
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.