Research conducted on the dynamics and attractiveness of cities by the "Institut des Villes, du Territoire et de l'Immobilier" allows to identify the main factors of urban growth, notably in terms of industrial and socio-demographic structures. On this basis, the paper proposes a method of urban diagnosis inspired by the portfolio analysis of firms originally promoted by the Boston Consulting Group.
SALLEZ, A. (1998). De la dynamique des villes au diagnostic urbain.