- Warnier Bertrand, Cergy-Pontoise du projet à la réalité : Atlas commenté, 2004
- Hirsch Bernard, L'invention d'une ville nouvelle Cergy-Pontoise, 1970
- Lionel Engrand, Olivier Millot, Cergy-pontoise. Formes & fictions d’une ville nouvelle, 2015
- "L'Enfance d'une ville" (from the series Villes nouvelles, episode 1) is a 1975 TV documentary by French filmmaker Éric Rohmer about the planning of the new city of Cergy-Pontoise, which was under construction at the time.
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Cergy-Pontoise is a New Town and an agglomeration community in France, northwest of Paris on the river Oise. It owes its name to two of the communes that it covers, Cergy and Pontoise. The New Town of Cergy-Pontoise was inaugurated in the 1970s, it granted the status of “agglomération" in 2004 and combines 12 municipalities.
Cergy-Pontoise is one of the five New Town planned along the radial growth axes proposed for Paris as part of the 1965 master plan. The towns are designed as controlled growth point within the greater metropolitan area, with Cergy-Pontoise anticipating a population of over 300,000 by the year 2000. It is planned to react as a counterweight to Paris with its own economic base. The policy of New Towns - "Villes Nouvelles Françaises" (VNF) - was decided in 1965 in the context of the implementation of the Schéma directeur d'aménagement et d'urbanisme de la région de Paris (SDAURP). This Parisian plan was designed and implemented by the teams of Paul Delouvrier, General Delegate for the Paris Region District between 1961 and 1969.