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1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Rue de Vaugirard
Paris, 75006 France

Join GEF’s conference in Paris to explore the concept of post-urbanism!

Event background

This event is part of the transnational project Cities as Places of Hope in the European Union which explores progressive city networks and their potential to foster real change – may it be on food, energy or migration policies. Cities are organising themselves increasingly in trans-local networks and are pushing the boundaries of traditional governance structures.

About the event

This conference, organised with the support of Guillaume Gontard, French Senator, and Fondation de l’Écologie Politique will delve into the subject of post-urbanism and its implications on municipal politics.

Our landscapes are undergoing major changes, first and foremost the concentration of human settlement in major metropolitan areas. Promoted by governments for decades, these concentrations and densities appear less and less ecologically habitable, sociologically fair, economically viable and democratically constituted. In response to this socio-ecological excess, a different territorial perspective opens up, initiated by alternatives that offer other places
to live and forms of life, more respectful relationships to environment and other living beings, forms of cooperative economies and more functional direct forms of political action.

Such ideas and practices can highlight new paths towards a ecological, post-urban society.

Draft Programme

13:30 Registration

14:00 Opening – Guillaume Gontard, French Senator, and Alice Canabate, Vice-president of Fondation de l’Écologie Politique

14:15 First Roundtable – Saturated European metropolises or the need for a future of post-urban territories (and policies)

With: Guillaume Faburel (Lyon University 2), Mathilde Girault (Lyon University), Sébastien Marot (École d’architecture Paris-Est)

15:30 Presentation of “Bioregion 2050”, a report from the from the Momentum Institute and the Forum Vies Mobiles

With: Yves Cochet, Agnès SinaÏ and BenoÎt Thévart

16:15 Second Roundtable –  Alternative socio-ecological formats and perspectives for the bio-region in Italy and France

With: Ilaria Agostini (Bologna University), Christophe Laurens (Master Alternatives urbaines de Vitry sur Seine), Daniela Poli (Florence University)

17:45 Conclusion and synthesis – Guillaume Gontard and Guillaume Faburel


The event will be held in French. To register, please write to b.monange@fondationecolo.org.

15 Rue de Vaugirard
Paris, 75006 France

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