Created in 1983 and labelled Greater Paris Cluster of Excellence in 2012, Cité Descartes concentrates a quarter of French research dedicated to the Sustainable City. The art of city making takes place on 123 hectares on Champs-sur-Marne and Noisy-le-Grand, dynamic towns that will increase their accessibility with the Grand Paris Express “Noisy-Champs” metro station.
The campus is also a place for smart city experimentation, thanks to innovative buildings such as the Bienvenüe or the Coriolis. In addition, Cité Descartes has the ambition to become a real city district with the development of 840,000 sqm representing 2 billion euros of public and private investment planned by EpaMarne.
The construction of housing, offices, shops and public facilities makes it a real place to live. On the one hand, this urban project has been built on the dialogue between city and nature, where the available services contribute to well-being and better living. On the other hand, the development of a remarkable know-how and ecosystem on the city of tomorrow stimulates excellence and partnerships between the territory stakeholders.