Cergy-Pontoise, France, Europe
Year1965latitude: 49° 3'
longitude: 2° 4'
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 -

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

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
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

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.

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Plan director of Cergy-Pontoise in 1970.

Cergy-Pontoise is a New Town and an agglomeration community 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 Towns planned along the radial growth axes proposed for Paris as part of the 1965 master plan. The towns are designed as controlled growth points within the greater metropolitan area. Cergy-Pontoise anticipated 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 formulated in 1965 with the implementation of the SDAURP programme. This Parisian plan was designed and implemented by the teams of Paul Delouvrier between 1961 and 1969.

Cergy itself is home to over 60,000 residents, while the broader area hosts 214,000. Cergy-Pontoise serves as a diverse commuter town with industries in aerospace, health and transport.

source: http://www.newtowninstitute.org/pdf/TravelGuide_CergyPontoise-2017-screen.pdf

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