“Dream cities, sustainable cities?” in Toulouse


What are the major challenges facing urbanism today? What new compromises does it need to make? How can individual desires – for space, urban intensity and nature, access to all the resources of the city – be reconciled with the demands of sustainability? Going to the heart of the public debate and of our concerns as citizens, this exhibition was first presented at the EDF Diversiterre Foundation in Paris in October 2009/March 2010, then in Mulhouse in October 2010/February 2011 and will be at Espace Bazacle in Toulouse from March 30 to June 12, 2011.■ Exhibition curators:
Eric Charmes, urbanist, Director of Lyon University’s “City, Space, Society” interdisciplinary research centre, also content curator of IVM’s exhibition “The street belongs to all of us!”;
Taoufik Souami, architect and urbanist, lecturer in urbanism and development at the French Institute of Urban Planning – IFU, member of the French Scientific Research Council’s “Urban Transformation Theory” laboratory and scientific coordinator of the IVM programme “Climate change, Urban Mobility and Cleantech”.

11, quai Saint-Pierre. 31 000 Toulouse
Free entry every day from 11 am to 7 pm except Mondays and public holidays
Exhibition catalogue published by éditions Gallimard “Découvertes Hors-série” – October 2010

Find out more: www.ville-en-mouvement.com/uk/villes-revees-ville-durables-uk.htm; fondation.edf.com

About: Robert Grimm

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