This interdisciplinary project aims at getting a better modeling of density elasticity in larger metropolitan areas in France, in order to estimate the benefits of infrastructure costs. It involves economy (Marie Breuillé and Julie Le Gallo, INRIA), physics (Marc Barthélémy, CEA) and Geography and planning (Renaud Le Goix, Antonin Pavard, Anne Bretagnolle). Using original datasets on municipal operating costs, net densities, and detailled analysis of accessibility, the econometric study aims at analyzing the global net benefits within larger metropolitan areas, at detailed intra-urban geographies.
The P.A.R.I.S. team is in charge of collecting and delivering a geospatial database on historical transport / travel time data, congestion, local and global accessibility indices, composite multi-level density and property values data, as proxy and variables for the econometrical modeling.