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.
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?
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.
The New Shapes of Urban Mobility: Electric Mobility, Autonomous Mobility and Urban Morphology
Beyond the technological aspects of electric and autonomous mobility, widely studied, La Fabrique de la Cité wishes to question the urban dimensions of the development of these new mobilities. ...
Being confronted and having to cope with changes and shocks, has always been part of the reality of cities. With resilience, how to develop the capacity of cities to rebound and adapt?
Digital’s promise to reduce 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?
Stations of the future: a new urban paradigm?
The station is no longer just a mobility infrastructure. How does the station fit into the city and how does the city enter the station?
European Cities and Refugees: A Laboratory for Affordable Housing and Urban Resilience to Future Crises
How have European cities managed to offer housing to the thousands of asylum-seekers who flocked to their gates beginning in 2015? In 2017, La Fabrique de la Cité launched a transnational, ...
Innovating to finance urban regeneration and infrastructure
How can we fund infrastructure and re-build the city over the city in a time of rarefied public resources and decaying infrastructure?
Lyon International Seminar: Beyond Boundaries and Borders
How did Lyon, a European metropolis and crossroads of innovation, manage to develop beyond its borders and boundaries?
Millennials: an urban legend?
Are Millennials really those ultra-connected urban youths, detached from the idea of ownership, uninterested in cars and traditional offices?
Feeding and Fueling the City
An issue as old as cities themselves, urban logistics has long been diminished in public debates and action; it is generally perceived as an ancillary constraint, or even as ...
Urban data in the service of urban projects
For cities, the exponential growth of data is an opportunity to address the challenges they face. And especially that to do more with less.
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.