World association of the major metropolises
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The IAU île-de-France is one of the accredited centers of Metropolis Training.
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IAU île-de-France (IAU-IDF) was established as a public interest organization on August 2, 1960. In 1982, it became an associated body of the Regional Council of île-de-France. The unique contribution of IAU-IDF is the provision of the vital resource hub for regional development, drawing on a wide range of resources and indicators developed by a multidisciplinary team of 150 experts.
Its core values are strong awareness of the public interest, dedication to planning for the future, rigorous standard and independence of thought, and the commitment to sharing expertise and making the results of its work widely available.
Institute of Urban Planning and Development (IAU-IdF)
Phone: +33 1 77 49 75 80
We must think on a small scale – for resolving everyday problems and enabling the inhabitants of the region to build their own lives –while also acting on a medium and large scale, in light of the region’s status as a metropolis open to the world and integrated in international trade, and a motor of growth for a whole country.