The Ruhr : from one model to another
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THE STUDENTS OF THE MASTER REGIONAL AND URBAN STRATEGY WENT TO THE RUHR REGION FROM 12 TO 16 NOVEMBER 2019 FOR A STUDY TRIP.
This industrial area has undergone a spectacular economic transformation through the implementation of an urban regeneration strategy focusing in particular on cultural and renaturation projects. The Emscher Park project set up by the IBA in the 1990s is known as an example of urban transformation whose model circulates in Europe.
Today, faced with a context of demographic decline, climate change and economic and migration transition, this territory must reinvent itself and propose new models. The aim was therefore to examine the strategies deployed by the region to deal with these new challenges and to put into perspective the planning strategies and sectoral policies developed in various areas.
The aim was also to apprehend the changes in the urban regeneration model of the Ruhr, which had taken place in the 1990s. Beyond cultural strategies alone, the Ruhr aims to become a carbon-neutral green metropolis. The territory is also looking to deploy an innovative strategy to attract investors and companies, particularly in the digital sector and become a hub for startups and creative industries.
This trip was rich in meetings and discoveries. The students will now produce a report that will be published soon.