Sustainable city cluster
SUSTAINABLE CITY CLUSTER
Cité Descartes Sustainable City Cluster is the meeting point for stakeholders of the knowledge triangle: research, education and innovation.
Sustainable city refers to an urban space at the crossroads of the pillars of economic, social and environmental sustainability. It thus simultaneously meets citizens’ expectations in terms of comfort, services and resilience, as well as environmental issues and the needs of future generations.
Gustave Eiffel University specialises in the study of cities and urbanisation processes. It brings together six institutions (UPEM, Ifsttar, École d’architecture de la ville et des territoires Paris-Est, EIVP, ENSG, ESIEE Paris). This merger is supported by the Science-Innovation-Territories-Economy Initiatives project (Initiatives Science-Innovation-Territoires-Économie, I-SITE) of the French Investissements d’Avenir programme.
In addition, 545 companies and 7,300 employees are based in Cité Descartes, including some at the Maison de l’Entreprise Innovante, a hotspot for entrepreneurship with Incubateur Descartes, Fablab Descartes, the business nursery and hotel, and a coworking space.