Over the past decade the Apur has contributed to constructing a reflected approach to the metropolis to which government and council members and professionals in the field of urbanism are committed.
The Apur work programme reflects this dynamic through studies on a wide range of themes and scales of reflection such as:
- The evolution of the Parisian agglomeration (socio-economics, housing, mobility, urban projects, on both spacial and regulatory levels ....);
- The interface between Paris and the inner suburbs, addressing questions of integrating the ring road -boulevard périphérique-, setting up shared urban projects (Bagnolet, Ivry-sur-Seine, Charenton-le-Pont, Pantin, Plaine Commune, Saint-Ouen…), nature (woods and the green belt...);
- Looking for a coherent way of planning large territories sometimes including Parisian property located beyond the administrative limits of Paris (Canal de l’Ourcq and Saint-Denis, Parisian cemeteries outside Paris...);
- Accompanying strategic and prospective planning and development in Metropolitan territories (The Orly-Rungis–Seine Amont Operation of National Relevance -O.I.N. ORSA-., Paris-Rouen-Le Havre…).
In accord with its expertise and commitment to Metropolitan development the APUR has participated in:
- Work on the Metropolitan Conference -Conférence métropolitaine- (2006-2009) and Paris Métropole (created in 2009), by producing diagnosis, analysis and methodological notes;
- A number of the City of Paris' contributions for the revision of the Master Plan for the Île de France Region -SDRIF- in 2006;
- The scientific committee of the International Consultation on the issues involved in developing the Greater Paris Region: 'The Gamble of Developing Greater Paris -Le Grand Pari(s) de l’agglomération parisienne-' (2007-2009).