Studies and publications
Global clusters and campuses: an international perspective
Note rapide Economy, no. 651
Since 2010, the IAU îdF has conducted international comparative studies into Science Cities. These practical foreign case studies are highly instructive and challenge received wisdom on the theory of clusters and the planning of campuses.The aim of this project is to gain a ...
April 2014 Odile Soulard
Ground access to large European airports
Note rapide Mobiliy, no. 570
Thanks to extensive road transport connections, all major European airports provide public transport services that meet the demands of users to a greater or lesser extent. This is evident in the wide variations in public transport usage by air passengers.Meeting the ...
September 2011 Danièle Navarre
“Science Cities” : Science Campuses and Clusters in 21st Century Metropolises
Creating science campuses that draw on an exchange of knowledge generated by different disciplines is a major focus for all cities seeking to attract innovative and creative R&D activities to their regions. These places are widely viewed as essential resources for the ...
March 2010 Odile Soulard, Laurent Perrin
What can we learn from Europe?
The analysis of a dozen case studies of large-scale urban development projects conducted by other European metropolises This presentation was first made on November 2008 at the Thames Gateway Forum in London in the context of the economic crisis starting to affect real ...
November 2008 Paul Lecroart
For some years now, cluster-focused strategies have been warmly embraced in academic and political circles. The term "cluster" is something of the flavour of the day with the concept proving to be of considerable appeal.Looking beyond the current fashion for "clusters", the ...
June 2008 Sylvie Lartigue, Odile Soulard
Large-scale urban development projects in Europe
Cahiers, no. 146
Bringing about changes in the Paris Ile-de-France city-region is the ambition that the Regional Council of Ile-de-France has set itself in adopting its new Regional Structure Plan. Three major challenges that are common to most European metropolises need to be taken up: ...
The challenge of urban cohesion in Europe: update and public policies
Note rapide Population and Lifestyles, no. 412
How should we handle the social segregation which is dividing our most developed European cities ? In answer to this question, the IAU île-de-France conducted a comparative study on social and urban segregation in five European cities : Ile-de-France, Berlin, London, ...
March 2006 Anne-Claire Davy, Brigitte Guigou, Mariette Sagot
Fringes of European metropolitan areas: territories for projects
Cahiers, no. 136
The metropolitan regions in North-Western Europe are now faced with the consequences of periurbanisation and today they are attempting to set up some principles for lasting development in these peripheral territories. In Ile-de-France, as in the other European metropolitan ...
Economic performance of the European regions
Cahiers, no. 135
As Europe expands and globalisation proceeds apace, the major urban regions have been comparing and appraising their relative strenghts and weaknesses, in order to hold their own in an increasingly competitive international economic environment. These regions and their ...
The Metropolises of North-West Europe in Figures
One of the aims of the GEMACA II project is to produce comparative data on the economic evolution of the metropolises of north-west Europe. A selection of the data gathered on 14 metropolises is presented in this document. It is original and innovative in that it covers ...
October 2002 Dominique Lecomte
Growth Sectors / Cluster in Dublin, London, Paris, and Rhine-Rhur
This study was conducted in the framework of the GEMACA II project (Group for European Metropolitan Areas Comparative Analysis, second project), which addresses thecompetitiveness of the major metropolitan areas in Europe.The different works were made possible thanks to the ...
August 2002 Vincent Gollain, Dominique Lecomte
Science and Technology in the Functional Urban Regions in Northwest Europe
In an economy where knowledge is becoming increasingly important (OECD, 2000), science and technology stimulate economic development, job creation, the improvement of products and services as well as public health initiatives. Three quarters of the international community’s ...
September 2001 Vincent Gollain