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    IAU île-de-France

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    Hermitage Amsterdam, © Edwin van Eis, courtesy of City of Amsterdam
    Hermitage Amsterdam, © Edwin van Eis, courtesy of City of Amsterdam

    12-14 November 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The city of Amsterdam will be hosting the next World Cities Culture Summit. City leaders, cultural experts and senior representatives from more than 25 cities around the world will work together to explore the vital role of culture in the prosperity of global cities. Carine Camors and Odile Soulard, economists at the IAU île-de-France and Rachel Khan, cultural counsellor of the Governor of the Paris Ile-de-France region will make presentations on the regional policies led by Ile-de-France to foster culture, creativity and economic development. IAU île-de-France will confirm once again its role as a leading partner within the WCCF network by participating in the preparation of the strategic guidance. Over a three-day programme, this major event will mark an opportunity for the partner cities to meet new city members and to engage in meaningful policy discussions about culture's role in a world city context. Read more 

    Works of art in public spaces in Mission Bay. © O. Soulard IAU îdF

    Mission Bay is a recent and ambitious campus-cluster development. Planned in the city centre, it contrasts with the majority of American clusters in outlying areas, beginning with its illustrious neighbour, Silicon Valley, and places San Francisco at the forefront of an economic revival based on multiple small businesses in line with the municipality’s economic priorities. This Note rapide supplements the Science Cities series of case studies. Read more

    The Portland aerial tram © Laurent Perrin IAU îdF

    Portland, the economic capital of Oregon, is only the 24th biggest US metropolis in terms of population, but it is one of the most progressive in urban planning terms. It is, in fact, something of a laboratory for the development of sustainable urban planning policies. Decade after decade, Portland has demonstrated that it is able to renew itself through dialogue between its regional players, by offering a different urban model for North America. This Note rapide supplements the Science Cities series of case studies. Read more

    Digital Media City in Seoul © Odile Soulard, IAU îdF

    The IAU île-de-France has published a series of studies entitled Science Cities which focuse on the concrete and innovative planning of university or R&D campuses and the development of economic and technological clusters in foreign metropolises. The first case studies are devoted to the clusters and campuses of the Zurich, Helsinki, Singapore and Seoul metropolises. Read more


    Backed by its experience in the Ile-de-France region, IAU île-de-France has also become progressively a leading expert abroad in the field of urban and metropolitan development and management.

    Projects and reports

    The IAU îdF international activities include short-term consultancies, participations into multi-disciplinary studies and the management of some major projects. Beside the publications on sale in english, most of the technical reports are available at the Media Library.

    The IAU îdF always encouraged networking and partnership. From skills and experiences exchange arose a reflection resulting in action and projects. For several years the network was widened to foreign partners of the metropolises.


    Land use map inventory of the commune in a nomenclature of 21 key elements.

    Colour digital orthophotography (National Geographic Institute, aerial photographic cover of summer 2003).

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    and issues

    The French government endorsed the regional development scheme for Ile-de-France

    The SDRIF, a long-term strategic planning document developed by the Regional Council received final approval on the 27th of December, 2013. It sketches out the future portrait of the Ile de France area looking forward to 2030.

    Map of General Destination of the Different Parts of the Territories

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