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Urban Controversies – Students from Paris and Chicago discuss the future of our cities

June 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT


Initiated by the City of Paris within the framework of the citizen consultation organized for its new local urbanism plan, French and American students in urban planning, architecture and political science are following the call for “urban controversies” to brainstorm together on the Paris of tomorrow. They will present their work to a panel of experts on June 15, 2021 between 11.00 am and 12.30 am (CST).

What definition should be given to density? Is it necessarily to be avoided, or on the contrary desirable? These questions often come up when we talk about city building and land use planning, with significant environmental, social and economic issues at stake.

Is there an ideal density?” Six groups of students from four French schools (Sorbonne University, Sciences Po, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris) and two American universities (Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign) will share and debate their thoughts during this event, which will be broadcast live : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkDER4O83qlhxR0kzPJvElQ

This conference is part of City/Cité, an initiative of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago that explores, through exchange programs between French and US Midwestern cities in partnership with the Great Cities Institute from the University of Illinois in Chicago.


June 15, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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Great Cities Institute


Youtube Livestream