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PLUS Changers in the Spotlight 16: Île-de-France Region (FR)

In the sixteenth edition of our series, PLUS Changers in the Spotlight, we introduce the Île-de-France Region.


The Île-de-France Region is France’s second-largest administrative tier after the State, made up of a metropolis with the City of Paris at its heart, 7 departments, 62 intercommunal bodies and 1,268 communes. Faced with the challenges of adapting to climate change and the loss of biodiversity, the Region, through its role as leader in spatial planning, has launched a number of proactive initiatives to regulate this land pressure, preserve the quality of life of the people of Île-de-France and organise sustainable and desirable development of its territory. This is reflected particularly in its Regional Ecological Coherence Scheme (SRCE) and in the revision of the SDRIF, the Île-de-France Region’s master development plan, to transform it into an environmental SDRIF.  

Project Role

As part of its SDRIF-E review, the Region has defined its planning and land-use path, consulting with various stakeholders. This information will contribute to the historical analysis of Île-de-France’s planning and stakeholder land use aspirations. In collaboration with researchers, this data, along with cartographic and statistical data, will help develop and model planning scenarios for the region’s diverse territory, taking climate change into consideration. Furthermore, new tools developed in the project will be tested in the region to evaluate governance models and innovative strategies for enhancing regional resilience.


Île-de-France is excited about the opportunity to exchange innovative practices and solutions for regional adaptation and transformation during the revision of the Île-de-France Region’s development plan (SDRIF-E). Their focus is on adopting a participatory approach, including local workshops, to ensure broad integration and support for future planning scenarios. Collaborating with researchers and practitioners, they aim to develop effective tools for local land management, governance and modeling. Additionally, gaining an understanding of the shared challenges within the other Practice Cases will support their strategies for biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.