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Flag of Grenoble-Alpes Métropole - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 10 January 2019
Grenoble-Alpes Métropole (445,516 inhabitants in 2015; 54,450 ha) was created in January 2015. It is composed of 49 municipalities: Grenoble, Bresson, Brié-et-Angonnes, Champagnier, Champ-sur-Drac, Claix, Corenc, Dom&egrve;ne, Échirolles, Eybens, Fontaine, Fontanil-Cornillon, Gières, Herbeys, Jarrie, La Tronche, Le Gua, Le Pont-de-Claix, Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse, Meylan, Miribel-Lanchâtre, Montchaboud, Mont-Saint-Martin, Murianette, Notre-Dame-de-Commiers, Notre-Dame-de-Mésage, Noyarey, Poisat, Proveysieux, Quaix-en-Chartreuse, Saint-Barthélemy-de-Séchilienne, Saint-Égrève, Saint-Georges-de-Commiers, A HREF="fr-38-sm.html">Saint-Martin-d'Hères, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, Saint-Paul-de-Varces, Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Sarcenas, Sassenage, Séchilienne, Seyssinet-Pariset, Seyssins, Varces-Allières-et-Risset, Vaulnaveys-le-Bas, Vaulnaveys-le-Haut, Venon, Veurey-Voroize, Vif, and Vizille.
In 1966, the first intermunicipal structure was created, as SIEPURG (Syndicat Intercommunal d'Études des Problèmes d'Urbanisme de la
Région Grenobloise), by 21 municipalities. In 1973, a new structure was created as SIEPARG (Syndicat Intercommunal d'Étude et de Programmation
pour l'Aménagement de la Région Grenobloise), transformed in 1994 into a Communauté de communes, to be renamed to Grenoble-Alpes Métropole in 1996.
In 2000, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole became a Communauté d'agglomération, bringing together 23 municipalities, joined in 2004 by the four municipalities of the former Communauté de communes du Pays de Vif. In 2005, Bresson left Grenoble-Alpes Métropole to join the Communauté de communes du Sud Grenoblois. In 2009 and 2012, another two municipalities joined Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, which then gathered 28 municipalities. In 2014, the Communauté de communes du Sud Grenoblois and the Communauté de communes du Balcon Sud de la Chartreuse merged with Grenoble Alpes Métropole.
The flag of Grenoble-Alpes Métropole (photo) is yellow with the authority's logo.
The logo is composed of two elements:
- the name "Grenoble Alpes Métropole";
- the bird, which is composed of:
* the two rivers, Drac (west) and Isère, which form the bird's body;
* the three massifs surrounding the metropolis, Chartreuse (north-east), Belledone (south-est) and Vercors (west), forming the bird's wings;
* the synchrotron, which forms the bird's eye.
Yellow, the metropolis' color, is specified as:
Pantone: Yellow C
CMYK: 0 0 100 0
[Graphic charter (2018)]
The Presqu'île new borough (websote) is being established on a 256-ha area located
at the confluence of the Drac and the Isère; initiated in 2016, the
project is expected to be completed in 2034. The borough is built around the GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced Technology) campus (ebsite), which includes 230,000 m2 of research and development labs and 50,000 m2 of facilities for superior education. The campus already houses three research infrastructures of European level: the European Molecular
Biology Laboratory (EBL), Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), and the European
Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).
The ESRF (website) was conceived as a true European collaboration for the advancement of X-ray science. In 1988, eleven European countries joined forces to build the world’s most performing and bright "third-generation" light source. This visionary project has made an outstanding contribution to the excellence of European science. Almost thirty years later, the ESRF is a world reference, developing innovative technologies which also benefit other national synchrotrons. Today, the ESRF continues to lead the way in pushing back the boundaries of scientific exploration of matter, by constructing the first in a new generation of synchrotrons.
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 20 January 2019