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.
Mobility and inequalities
Price increases, driving bans, parking restrictions: the means to act on everyday mobility can indeed lead to serious economic and social distortions.
Across cities in crisis
La Fabrique de la Cité wants to play its full role in building the foundation of ideas on which to sustain, build or rebuild urban systems in the era of the first pandemic of the 21st century.
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.
With this research project, La Fabrique de la Cité will question the four approaches to the smart city that have emerged in the past decade.
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.
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.