Cergy-Pontoise, France, Europe
 
 
Year1965latitude: 49° 3'
longitude: 2° 4'
Period1970s
Initiator(s)Paris Region Planning and Development Institute and the General Delegate to the District of the Paris Region Paul Delouvrier
Planning organizationSchéma directeur d'aménagement et d'urbanisme de la région de Paris (SDAURP)
Nationality initiator(s)French
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants206,654 (2020)
Target population200,000
Town websitehttp://www.ville-cergy.fr
Town related linkshttp://www.villes-nouvelles.equipement.gouv.fr/base/index.html

- INTI documentation : Cergy excursion 2011 -
http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?article421

- INTI Traverl Guide: Cergy-Pontoise -
http://www.newtowninstitute.org/pdf/TravelGuide_CergyPontoise-2017-screen.p df

https://www.jstor.org/stable/44672343?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
Literature- 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.

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 

The front page of Paris-Match, which in the early 1970s dedicated a special feature to Cergy-Pontoise.
source: Communauté d’agglomération de Cergy-Pontoise



Prototype electric vehicle for local travel. March 1975 © J.Bruchet / IAU ÎdF
source: Pavillon de l'Arsenal Paris Cergy-Pontoise, Formes et Fictions d'une ville nouvelle



Urban centre plan fro Cergy-Pontoise shows major buildings adjacent to urban park.
source: Cergy-Pontoise Competition: New Town Plan Starts at the Center For 1975 Population. Landscape Architecture Magazine Vol. 64, No. 2 (January 1974), pp. 27-32 (6 pages)



The New Town of Pontoise-Cergy in the Schéma directeur d'aménagement et d'urbanisme de la région de Paris (extrait de Urbanisme, no105, 1968, p. 34).
source: Léo Noyer-Duplaix. © Droits réservés.



2011
source: INTI



2011
source: INTI



2011
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2011
source: INTI


Plan director of Cergy-Pontoise in 1970.
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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.

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