Grand Paris is a growing metropolis whose ambitious objectives of intensification in terms of activity, services and housing are a key issue. The Law on greater Paris provides for the construction of 70 000 annual dwellings to accommodate about 50 000 people a year. As in many metropolises, this growth poses the problem of urban sprawl: can we continue to expand the urban footprint, build new neighbourhoods on peripheral rural areas to welcome the growing population and Participate in the sprawl of agricultural land that is used to feed the same population? The 10 teams of architects and planners consulted in 2008 to draw the possible future of the Grand Paris all agreed on the need to build as much as possible the city on the city.
The time of the new cities is over and the greater Paris will maximize the intensification of the existing city. However, some non-urbanized territories are going to be strategically made by the development of the public transport network and will welcome new neighbourhoods. In this context, it is essential to devise new ways of urbanization that are capable of preserving the natural areas and agricultural land as much as possible while intensifying the city.
The workshop is part of a prospective approach that aims to imagine a future by confronting the realities and trends of evolution of the territory, lifestyles and technologies. In relation to the above-mentioned problem, the objective will be to test the hypothesis of a
Hyper-collective city consisting of urban units of 5000 inhabitants.
A hyper-dense urban planning offering flexible and high quality lifestyles that allow you to live and live by saving the agricultural surface. Urban units will be conceived on the premise that digital, robotics and biological technologies, which are now germs, can soon be generalized and fully integrated into lifestyles.
In this context, new technologies could maximise and optimise spaces and uses, and solve in real time the problems of urban management, food, environmental impact, recycling and energy saving. The various projects will be implemented in the strategic sites of the greater Paris where are at stake questions of economy of space, preservation of resources, connectivity to networks.
Close to 100 selected participants, from various backgrounds, from many countries (Korea, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, France, USA,…): University Continue reading
The public has participated massively in the reflection conducted in the workshops by passing exposed models, to the ipads where they were able to give their personal version of the city of the future, and by visiting the workshop during the 3 visits organized each day, and animated By the scientific mediation team. In total, approximately 22 000 visitors benefited from at least one of the proposed activities. Continue reading
The reflection work undertaken by the City Council of Bratislava on the long-term urban development of the Slovak capital has thus benefited from the expertise of Serge Wachter, Jean Magerand, Alain Renk and Chris Younès, who, alongside German experts, have Shared their analyses and visions of the city of the future, through transdisciplinary exchanges combining in an original way prospective and utopia. Find the full article on the website of the French Institute in Slovakia
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