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La ville négociée : entre financiarisation et durabilité



L’objectif de cet article est de développer un cadre conceptuel, analytique et interprétatif des relations entre « finance, ville et durabilité » peu abordées jusqu’alors en géographie urbaine. Afin de répondre aux enjeux de la transformation des villes contemporaines marquées à la fois par l’intervention d’acteurs financiers et la question de la durabilité, le modèle de ville négociée est proposé pour d’autres recherches en géographie urbaine. Nous développons la thèse de l’apparition d’un rôle nouveau pour les entreprises de développement-construction de grands projets urbains. Situés au centre du réseau des acteurs privés (investisseurs et locataires et/ou exploitants) du marché des projets urbains financiarisés, ces entreprises deviennent des acteurs ancreurs. Formant des coalitions avec les acteurs privés du marché et, selon les villes, avec les acteurs locaux publics et privés, ils sont au centre de nouvelles formes de négociations consistant à traiter d’un côté l’ancrage du capital dans un contexte local avec des investisseurs agissant à une échelle de plus en plus globale et de l’autre certains enjeux de durabilité avec la société locale. La construction de ce modèle résulte de la réunion de trois champs de littérature en géographie urbaine et d’une recherche empirique menée sur de grands projets commerciaux novateurs achetés par des acteurs financiers en Suisse.

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  • Thierry Theurillat, 2011. "La ville négociée : entre financiarisation et durabilité," GRET Publications and Working Papers 12-11, GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel.
  • Handle: RePEc:nct:wpaper:12-11

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    2. Ingrid Nappi-Choulet & Aurélien Décamps, 2011. "Is Sustainability Attractive for Corporate Real Estate Decisions ?," Post-Print hal-00609149, HAL.
    3. Thierry Theurillat & Pierre-Yves Donzé, 2015. "Retail Networks and Real Estate: the case of Swiss luxury watches in China and Southeast," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 15-28, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).

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    financiarisation; investisseurs institutionnels; ville durable; ville néolibérale; ville négociée; mobilité/liquidité; ancrage; capital;

    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies


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