Changes in the Grand Paris Express station neighbourhoods

Following the report of the existent state of play delivered between 2013 – 2017, the Grand Paris Express Station Neighbourhood Observatory will analyse the changes taking place connected to the arrival of the Metro as of 2018.

Trapèze district in Boulogne Billancourt © Apur - David Boureau

The Grand Paris Express station neighbourhood Observatory was set up in 2013 in partnership with the Grand Paris Transport and Development Organisation and the Ile-de-France Regional and Interdepartmental Department of Infrastructure and Development (DRIEA), out of a need to document the neighbourhoods destined to accommodate 68 new metro stations. Over 5 years, the Observatory produced an overview of the Grand Paris Express territories and gave all the project’s key players the analytical information allowing them to prepare for the future of these territories in advance of the arrival of the metro. The Grand Paris Express station neighbourhood Observatory therefore published monographs, envisaged as a snapshot of the state of play at the start of the project, concerning each of the 68 station neighbourhoods as well as cross-analyses on the scale of the new Grand Paris Express lines, covering 6 major topics including almost 200 indicators. It also served as a framework for developing the topics concerning economic fabric, culture, sports, health and habitat more fully.

This report therefore provides a detailed description of the current situation in terms of “stock” and reveals the scale of the changes which have already taken place, given that 25% of the surface area of all the Grand Paris Express station neighbourhoods was already under construction at the end of 2017. Today, the station neighbourhood Observatory is continuing its work and entering a new phase of analysis of current and future changes, with an approach combining the ideas of “flux” and “potential for change”.

To start with, a preliminary investigation will be made starting with the Line 15 South station neighbourhoods, the first stretch of which will be completed in 2024, and the initial results will be published in the first half of 2019. This investigation will take a two-pronged approach, quantitative, working from socio-economic data, construction and planning, and qualitative, based on an analysis of on-going urban projects and their planning, providing something more complex than a simple, overall vision.

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