International case studies
Studies and publications
Pittsburgh: from urban revitalisation to gentrification
Note rapide International #8
Today, after decades of industrial, economic and demographic decline, the city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) is cited as an exemplary instance of successful urban revitalisation. This study of the city’s revitalisation has focused on the emblematic Lawrenceville neighbourhood ...
August 2017 O'hanna Jingand
Metropolis of Rio de Janeiro: sustainable metropolitan planning and mobility
Note rapide International, #2
Rio de Janeiro is confronted with urban challenges characteristic of those faced by rapidly growing major cities. The large-scale projects implemented over the last ten years should support the development of the city, but metropolitan planning and development integrating ...
July 2016 Eric Huybrechts, Irène Behar, Iuli Nascimento
Hanoi in transition: the emergence of a metropolitan region
Note rapide International, #1
Hanoi has long remained a ‘sleeping beauty’. Today, to affirm the influence of its capital, the Vietnamese government broadens its regional area and has approved the revision of its regional plan on 6 May 2016. IAU îdF (the Paris Region Development and Urban Planning ...
May 2016 Laurent Perrin
Location dynamics of cluster formation and public sector response
Can planning influence the process?
The present report is the contribution of an expert group formed within the METREX(1) network.This group of 7 members led by IAU île-de-France and the city of Helsinki addressed the issue of clusters regarding planning(2).The background question was: It is well known, but ...
June 2015 Douglas Gordon, Helsinki City Planning Department, Thierry Petit
Mission Bay in San Francisco, the new “digital health” hub
Note rapide Economy, no. 655
Mission Bay is the name of a major economic and urban project in downtown San Francisco. It combines the urban regeneration of extensive rail/port wasteland and the development of a biotech cluster around the new campus of the University of California in San Francisco ...
May 2014 Laurent Perrin, Odile Soulard