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.
Learning Expedition in Helsinki
This learning expedition is a perfect opportunity to explore two characteristics that resonate with our concerns in the Finnish capital city: building with wood and going underground.
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 Singapore
Singapore has developed an integrated approach of its territory and has associated careful governance to the use of technology in order to address its contemporary and future challenges.
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?
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.
Mobility funding in a post-carbon world
How can we rethink the mobility financing model? Can this transition be used to change travel behaviors?
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?
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.
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.