Reinventing Paris

“Réinventer Paris”, or “Reinventing Paris”, the architectural program initiated by Anne Hildago (the Socialist mayor of the French capital) in autumn 2014 does not lack ambition.

Though the diverse composition of Réinventer Paris’ contemporary urban planning teams should be the norm, in reality, it is a novelty. When I first heard about it, I was surprised and couldn’t really believe it until spring 2015, when I was convoked by two teams to support them in designing a visionary project with biodiverse green infrastructure for this competition.

Reinventing Paris Objectives

What was the content of this program? The objectives were to highlight innovation and to “do better and differently”. Let us remember Hildago’s fascinating words relating to the program—that she wants diverse teams, and that those teams should propose visionary projects that surpass any existing standards.

“Though the diverse composition of Réinventer Paris’ contemporary urban planning teams should be the norm, in reality, it is a novelty.”

Read more at The Nature of Cities website.

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