The ambition of this article is to define the position and the future of the major French cities in Europe. The main themes treated are those of the peri-urbanization, of the unbalance of the French city system, of the rank of the main cities in Europe. In ordre to answer the challenge of French cities, the author proposes a number of public policies based on the results of its research in cooperation with DATAR (the French Agency in charge of Urban and Regional Development).
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