The Urban planning programme visits Lille
- Pont Napoléon à Lille © Pixabay
The students of the Urban planning programme are currently in study trip in Lille from 17 to 19 October 2018.
The journey will try to illustrate the process of metropolisation committed for more than 50 years in the Lille metropolis. It will support the preparation of the 50 years by the Urban planning programme. The students will meet various actors to understand better the dynamics of metropolisation in the work on the territory.
A first line will put in perspective the long history of the metropolitan construction and will aim at showing the present and future challenges of the metropolis of Lille. It will also allow the students to understand better actors' sets, tools and stakes which draw the future.
A second axis will aim at presenting some urban projects which contribute to the radiation and to the economic transformationof a metropolis marked by the deindustrialization (Euralille, Euratechnologies, center of ecotechnologies, Louvres Lens, etc.).
The third axis will be interested in the notion of including metropolis. It will be a question in particular of seeing how the metropolis fights against the economic and social disparities and to what extent the metropolitan radiation spreads in districts. Symbolic projects of urban renewal or transformation of former worker districts will be presented (Fives Cail, District of the Union, District Pile).
Finally, the journey will be interested in the dynamics of cooperation committed by the Lille metropolis to various scales and will present its strategy of international and European positioning.