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Innovating to finance urban regeneration and infrastructure

Publications - 01/23/2018

La Fabrique de la Cité presents a new report on the subject of financial innovation and the regeneration of cities and their infrastructure, composed of a comparative study led by Bruce Katz (Brookings Institution) and Luise Noring (Copenhagen Business School) and of a report by Isabelle Baraud-Serfaty (ibicity).

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?

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Innovating to finance urban regeneration and infrastructure

La Fabrique de la Cité presents a new report on the subject of financial innovation and the regeneration of cities and their infrastructure, composed of a comparative study led by Bruce Katz (Brookings Institution) and Luise Noring (Copenhagen Business School) and of a report by Isabelle Baraud-Serfaty (ibicity).

 

Focus

Infrastructures: About time — An opera in three acts

From Trump’s infrastructure plan in the United States and the German coalition agreement to the Spinetta report on rail transport or the recent revision of the Grand Paris Express schedule in France: now is the time for infrastructure investments. Even formerly reluctant states — one need only think of Germany — have converted to the urgent need to invest in infrastructure. Why now? The crystallization of multiple factors explains this enthusiasm: the conclusion of the 2008 crisis, which came to an end in 2015 in Europe; the availability of plethoric liquidities; the increasingly manifest decay of an infrastructure park inherited from 30 years of post-war economic growth; the ecological transition, already well underway as far as electricity is concerned, but still in its infancy in the field of transport; and, as always, the affirmation of the metropolitan fact, resulting in the continuous growth of large cities. “Infrastructure is back”: Act One.

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.

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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?