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Innovating to finance urban regeneration and infrastructure

01/23/2018 - Financial Innovation To Support Metropolitan Projects

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

12/13/2017 - 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.

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

12/04/2017 - From asylum-seeking to city-making: asylum seekers and refugees in European cities

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?










  • Designing cities for health

    10/14/2015 - La Fabrique de la Cité

    How can we make cities incubators for health?

    How can today’s cities tackle the challenges they face as regards promoting health? How are they also dealing with city-dwellers’ wants and needs for cleaner, more breathable and healthier cities?

  • Berlin Focus

    01/13/2014 - La Fabrique de la Cité

    Understanding behavioural changes to keep transforming cities

    Berliners play an important role in the development of the city and its governance: they shape the city in their own image and promote original uses of its facilities in terms of work, mobility and housing; city-dwellers are encouraged to do so by a favourable cultural environment, local authority initiatives and input from a number of enlightened investors. For all these reasons, the German capital was the perfect host city for La Fabrique de la Cité's 2015 seminar on "Understanding behavioural changes to keep transforming cities".

  • "Serious game" Play the city Amsterdam North

    08/29/2012 - Ekim TAN

    Building the shared city: how to engage citizens

    "Serious game" Play the city, a workshop occured during the seminar on "Building the shared city : how can we engage citizens ?".

  • What kind of city do the world's students dream of?

    04/03/2012 - La Fabrique de la Cité

    What is that drives public action on urban mobility issues?

    “Is life in the city considered an ideal for students?” Future technicians and decision makers—students in architecture, urban planning and transportation engineering—talked about their design of the ideal city and the forms of mobility that they dreamed up. They were given free rein to express their utopias using images, video and text.