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29 January

La Fabrique de la Cité's New Year Reception

For its traditional New Year reception, La Fabrique de la Cité is pleased to invite you to an exclusive conference of the economist Pierre Veltz, Grand Prix of Urbanism 2017, and to a private visit of the exhibition of the finalist projects of the international competition "Reinventing the metropolis of Greater Paris", at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal.

January 29, 2018 at 11 am
Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 21 boulevard Morland, 75004 Paris

On this occasion, La Fabrique de la Cité will present an overview of the major trends that drove the urban transformations all along this past year.

Winner of the Book of Economics Prize for "The hyper-industrial society - the new productive capitalism", Pierre Veltz defends the vision of metropolises as drivers of growth and places of concentration of knowledge. He showed that with globalization emerged an economy of archipelagos, which connects major cities between them, encouraging growth, but also inequalities.

Launched by the Société du Grand Paris and the prefecture of the Île-de-France Region, the international competition "Inventing the Greater Paris Metropolis" promises by its magnitude (51 projects, 7.2 billion euros of private investment, 2.1 million square meters developed), to transform the face of the Metropolis. The Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Center for urban planning and architecture of Paris and the Paris metropolis, invites the public of its new exhibition to discover the 153 finalist projects.

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