Les Cahiers de l'IAU
The digital revolution in the Paris Region
Cahiers, no. 174
The digital revolution is hitting our towns, cities and way of life by means of big data, e-tourism, smart grids, e-commerce, smart housing, digital town and country planning, e-health, coworking, etc. It is changing the way we work, inhabit, travel, care for our health, and ...
Garden cities, an ideal to be pursued
Cahiers, no. 165
Henri Sellier, among others, contributed, to the design of a more well-balanced and more sustainable city. Humanist and visionary, he was the father of the garden cities which were built during the interwar years in the Ile-de-France region. He knew how to reconcile the need ...
Landscape, from plans to reality
Cahiers, no. 159
It is not growth that is measured any more but development. We measure differently by adding new factors to wealth such as well-being, health and accomplishment. Landscape shows the link in between man and nature. The landscape question is one that covers global problems. ...
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: ...
Corporate real estate
Cahiers, no. 145
Aware of the importance of the strategic role of businesses as partners in urban planning, the Regional Council is bringing their representatives into the thinking process for drawing up the regional economic development plan. It is essential for the economic players, and in ...
Lebanon: looking back and learning from experience
Cahiers, no. 144
Since 1991, Ile-de-France has been leading strong co-operation actions in favour of the Lebanon, and in particular in its capital region, the Beirut region. The aim has been for this co-operation to uphold values: such as those of sustainable development and of extracting ...
March 2006Eric Huybrechts
The Paris region's universities
Cahiers, no. 143
In an economic globalisation context, higher education, research and innovation are essential driving forces of competitiveness. They play a central role in the development of qualification, growth and employment. The University, with regard thereto, is a basic player, due ...
Major risks in Ile-de-France: planning for prevention
Cahiers, no. 142
Heatwaves, storms, floods: although three in every four Paris Region residents do not consider they are exposed to risks of natural disasters, the concentration of the population, the growth in urbanisation, and the extent of the economic stakes are making the Paris region ...
The river, a system, territories, players
Cahiers, no. 141
The river has played a major role in shaping the image of Ile-de-France: its landscapes, its human settlements, its rural and urban economies. At a time when the future of Ile-de-France for the coming decades is going to be mapped out, the river provides a basis for ...
Airports and surrounding areas
Cahiers, no. 139-140
With Orly Airport and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris Region boasts the sixth largest airport system in the world. Air transport is essential to Paris Region residents and to the regional economy, but relations are difficult between the airports and the local areas ...
Major risks in Ile-de-France: knowledge as a basis for improved control
Cahiers, no. 138
In order to enable us to keep our present and our future better under control, the forward-looking thinks on planning and enhancing our region must do more to incorporate the concept of risk prevention, which is a necessary precondition for achieving sustainable development. ...
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 ...
Public spaces: regaining urbanity
Cahiers, no. 133-134
Although rarely addressed per se, public space is very much at the heart of our preoccupations. Changes in society have meant that it is increasingly a forum of conflict, between environmentally-friendly forms of transport and the car, between public and private and citizens ...
Flexibility and precariousness
Cahiers, no. 131-132
Over the last thirty years the Ile-de-France area economy has undergone far-reaching change. While enhancing its competitiveness in line with other great European metropolises and adapting to the demands of globalisation, it has also become more fragile and vulnerable to ...
Heritage in the Paris region: protecting the rich heritage in the context of sustainable development
Cahiers, no. 130
History has left its imprint on the Paris region lending profound unity to its rich diversity. Its identity is founded on harmony born from a blend of historical and contemporary beauty, bell towers and villages, glass and concrete, rivers and forests. A region of "capital" ...
Heritage in the Paris region: from the aesthetics of conservation to a forward-planning dynamic approach
Cahiers, no. 129
The Paris region is rich in both natural and architectural heritage. The locality enjoys a wealth of features both in the form of monuments and sites, recorded and preserved very early on thanks to an appreciation of their value although, at times, necessity has meant ...
Transportation in large cities: for an overall strategy
Cahiers, no. 128
The purpose of this second issue of Les Cahiers dedicated to transportation in large cities is to describe the trends in those cities' policies. The goals are not entirely new: developing public transportation and reducing road congestion are unquestionable concerns, as it ...