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Beyond borders and boundaries

Publications - 12/13/2017

The 2017 edition of the International Seminar of La Fabrique de la Cité was held from 5-7 July in Lyon. Experts, elected representatives with different profiles were brought together to reflect on the new challenges posed by metropolisation. Lyon, European metropolis and hub of innovation, has managed to surpass borders and boundaries that constrained its development. Discover all the proposals for a fluid, sustainable and inclusive metropolitan construction.

European Cities and Refugees: a Laboratory for Affordable Housing and Urban Resilience to Future Crises

Publications - 12/04/2017

How have European cities –and specifically, German and Swedish cities, managed to offer housing to the thousands of asylum-seekers who flocked to their gates beginning in 2015? How are they now drawing on the knowledge born of the challenge of temporary housing provision to solve their affordable housing shortage?

Millennials: an urban legend?

Publications - 01/31/2017

Millennials: the omnipresent term alternately arouses doubt, irony, and weariness. This remarkable Millennial, to whom the media so often attribute profoundly distinctive characteristics, is above all a mystery, more an object of fantasy than scientific deduction.

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Beyond borders and boundaries

The 2017 edition of the International Seminar of La Fabrique de la Cité was held from 5-7 July in Lyon. Experts, elected representatives with different profiles were brought together to reflect on the new challenges posed by metropolisation. Lyon, European metropolis and hub of innovation, has managed to surpass borders and boundaries that constrained its development. Discover all the proposals for a fluid, sustainable and inclusive metropolitan construction.

 

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Intermediate distances at the heart of the Mobility Law

Each day, 16.7 million French residents travel an average 14.6 kilometers to get to their workplace. And their daily commute can’t seem to stop getting longer. Since 1999, the proportion of commutes below 10 kilometers has decreased, while that of 20- to 50-kilometer commutes has increased. While relevant to one of four French citizens, mobilities over intermediate distances remain the poor relative of mobility policies.

Workshop

MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory

La Fabrique de la Cité is conducting a workshop in close collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mobile Experience Lab on the evolution of lifestyles and its impact on urban transformation. Professor Federico Casalegno is the principal investigator, and he will lead the international observatory that La Fabrique de la Cité and MIT Mobile Experience Lab have decided to launch.

Films

International Seminar of La Fabrique de la Cité - Lyon 2017

From 5-7 July 2017, La Fabrique de la Cité held the 10th edition of its International Seminar. Check out all the interventions that took place during the International Seminar as well as five thematic interviews on topics such as mobility, underground verticality, networks of cities, health in the city or financial innovation.

Financial Innovation To Support Metropolitan Projects

Bruce Katz, The Brookings Institution’s Centennial Scholar, and Luise Noring, professor at the Copenhagen Business School, describe an innovative metropolitan finance model implemented in Copenhagen: a publicly-owned, privately-funded corporation, the proceeds of which are used to fund new infrastructure. What are this model’s key components, and how can it be applied to other cities?