The Paris Region Planning and Development Agency (IAU îdF) was created in 1960 and is a foundation of public interest that is financed by the Ile-de-France region. The Agency is well known for its technical and scientific support towards states and for local authorities abroad, in all continents.
The French Network of Urban Planning Agencies (FNAU) gathers today 49 urban planning agencies in France with an associative status. It offers a privileged place for dialogue regarding urban issues for the 1500 experts in urban planning and . is involved in national and European debate on the future of urban public policies.
The urban planning agency of Lyon metropolis is an association that is registered by the 1901 French law on association. The agency works on planning, urban project and observation of the territory. The experts analyze and make proposals to organize working groups in order to assist the elected representatives.