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The fourth edition of Project City, dedicated to trends, innovations and new needs and challenges for the city, will take place on October 28th and 29th. An unprecedented forum in terms of the diversity of its audience and content, it offers decision-makers, public and private contractors, specifiers and managers, as well as all concerned citizens, a platform for Networking and identifying concrete solutions thanks to an exhibition area and a programme of conferences and workshops : 4 major thematic conferences that cover the major challenges of the sustainable city; workshops focusing on cities, projects, actors or actions; highlights such as the jury of the Beffrois de la Création, the Night of Creativity, stands of products and services but also of key actors in the region.
A forward-looking approach to the city and territories that are changing and major challenges for the 21st century.
Photo: "Lyon, night" by Luc Schuiten, architect
UP' Magazine is partner of this event
 
During two days, Project City offers a comprehensive programme promoting training and information on current events and trends in urban projects, feedback from the best players in the sector, and up-to-date information on changes in French and European regulations and standards. 
The 2015 edition of the Project City forum is part of "Renaissance" with lille 3000. A programme in line with the new urban issues and needs of the city that Project City addresses and which will allow you to discover cities in full renaissance and to explore the richness and complexity of tomorrow's world.

Highlights will include the 3rd edition of the Night of Creativity, the 4th edition of the Belfries de la Création, the Smart City/Smart Planet workshops and also four major plenary conferences, led by international, national and regional experts, integrated into the regional preparations for COP 21, the World Climate Summit.
 
 
As a gateway to the future, lille3000 proposes to explore the richness and complexity of tomorrow's world by questioning each of the paths of its development. Neither a festival nor a biennial, lille3000 invites you to discover cultures through the most contemporary artists from here and elsewhere, while sharing its events with as many people as possible in the heart of the city. 
 
The 2015 edition of the Project City forum is part of the "Renaissance" with lille3000, which will be deployed in Lille and 75 municipalities in the Euro metropolis. A program in line with the new urban issues and needs of the city that Project City addresses and which will allow you to discover cities in full renaissance.
The four major plenary conferences of the Project City Forum, led by international, national and regional experts, are part of the regional preparations for COP 21, the World Climate Summit, and are part of the Renaissance lille3000 programme:
1 - The City of Tomorrow
2 - (Re) qualify the existing one 
3 - The city and its limits
4 - The new place of the inhabitant
 
THE BELFRIES OF CREATION
Regional and cross-border awards for changing territories and imagined futures
 
Thursday 29 October 2015 at 11.45 a.m. 
 
For its 4th edition, the Conseil de l'Ordre des Architectes du Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the CAUE du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais, the Maison de l'architecture et de la ville, with the support of the Nord Pas de Calais Picardie regional association of the Fédération Française du Paysage, the Regional Association of Urban Planners Nord Pas de Calais Picardy, the Catholic University of Louvain-LOCI, the DRAC, the DREAL, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Architecture et des Paysages de Lille, the magazines Le Moniteur organise the Regional Cross-border Prize for Territories in Transformation and Imagined Futures.
The jury and the announcement of the winners will take place during the forum.
This award is open to the following categories: Planning (urbanism, landscape), Construction (new buildings, rehabilitation-extension) and Imagined Futures (Utopia and avant-garde). 
 
THE NIGHT OF CREATIVITY: Six Hours for prospective idea launches 
 
WednesdayI 28 October 2015 FROM 4 pm to 10 pmsponsored by CITC euraRFID
Organised by the CAUE du Nord, the CAUE du Pas-de-Calais, the CERDD, the Conseil Régional de l'Ordre des Architectes du Nord Pas de Calais and CITC euraRFID
 
The Concept : To bring together students in Bachelor 3 or Master's programs (school of architecture, design, engineering, communication, marketing, commerce...), professionals and concerned citizens, who wish to take up the challenge of inventing in 6 hours chrono an innovative concept for the city of tomorrow.
This year's topic is: "Resilient and Sustainable City - Adaptation Platform". 
On Wednesday, October 28, from 4 to 10 pm, students, professionals and concerned citizens will be invited to participate in the Night of Creation. At the end of 6 hours, each team will have to deliver an INTENTION NOTE in the form of a maximum of 20 images of the group's main ideas with illustrations or references (produced on site or via the Internet).
 
A CITY A PROJECT: 10 urban projects presented!
 
For the third consecutive year, Project City will highlight urban projects as part of the highlight One City One Project. After introducing the project by presenting the expectations and the will of the sponsor, planners and service providers will come back in detail on the solutions and answers brought. The selected projects will be published in the "Project Book" on sale during the forum (18€). The projects presented are as follows:
1- The MEL Slum Utilities Factory  
2 - Euralille : Nursery Island
3 - Soreli: Fives Cail Babcock
4 - City dev Brussels
5 - SEM Ville Renouvelée - La Lainière
6 - City of Calais Les Tullistes
7 - Nantes - Halle Alstom
8 - City of Tourcoing - Quadrilateral of swimming pools
9 - Darwin Ecosystem Bordeaux
10 - Forum des Halles
 
PROJECT BOOK 2015
 
 
Launch on Project City of the 2015 Edition of the Project Book :
. Format 22 x 22 cm
. Fact sheet of the projects (3 pages) presented during Project City
. Presentation of the 2014 Winners of the Belfries de la Création
. Presentation of the 2015 Nominees of the Belfries of Creation
. Target: participants in the Project City Forum and urban project professionals
 
WORKSHOP FOCUS SMART CITY / SMART PLANET
 
CITC has been a partner in the Emerging Issues and Needs Forum for four years now. 
Project City brings together investors, elected officials and technicians from local authorities, architects, engineers, town planners, landscape designers, managers of urban facilities and services and concerned citizens to exchange and debate on new urban strategies, the quality of the living environment and the needs of the city of tomorrow. This event is sponsored by Citeos.
 
Four workshops :
- From Building Information Model (BIM) to City Information Model (CIM)
- From the smart city to the smart city
- Energy transition: intelligence at the service of networks
- Data at the heart of the city of tomorrow
 
The development of digital technology in the public sphere has fostered citizen involvement and participation, facilitated mobility in cities, provided efficient solutions to make cities more "intelligent", helped in the decision-making process of public planning policies through data modelling, i.e. acting on a daily basis. This series of conferences will provide an opportunity to explore the challenges and feedback on experiences in the field of Smart Cities.
 
From BIM (Building Information Model) to CIM (City Information Model): October 28th at 10:15-11:00 am
Most builders and social landlords are gradually integrating the BIM (Building Information Model) or Digital Mock-up in the framework of construction or renovation projects. The building is part of a district, a city, a larger territory, which leads us to move from a local 3D representation to an extended representation interacting with the building environment. The workshop will allow us to share the visions of this passage at scale from BIM to CIM (City Building Model).
 
From the intelligent city to the intelligent city: October 28th at 14h00-14h45
The smart city is often perceived as a city that uses technology to "improve" the quality of urban services or reduce its costs through technological means. However, a city can only be intelligent if it rebuilds itself around the needs of its inhabitants who are no longer considered as consumers of services but as partners and stakeholders in its development. The democratisation of the information media allows more participation and contribution from citizens.
This workshop will present the visions and feedback of a participatory and contributive approach of the citizen in the creation of services.
 
- Energy and Lighting Transition: 29 October 9:30-10:15 (AFE)
- Data in the heart of tomorrow's city: 29 October 14h30-15h15
The massive availability of data (big data) and the opening up of data by public actors (open data), become formidable opportunities for any individual, public or private structures to increase the capacity to act with the citizen, to forecast the behaviour of infrastructures and to invent new services, with the correlate, an increased responsibility in the management of these data. This workshop will allow to share experiences and projects carried out in the field of data at the service of the city of tomorrow.
 
PLENARY CONFERENCES
THE CITY TOMORROW: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 9:15 A.M.
 
Theme: The Flexible City
Lecture presented by Tom Bergevoet from the Temp agency and followed by a round table discussion led by Béatrice Auxent (President of the CROA Nord-Pas-de-Calais). The speakers will be Fabienne Duwez (Soreli), Claude Lenglet (NPDC Regional Council), Arnaud Gavroy* (Alderman for Spatial Planning of the Land, Energy and Citadel Authority of the City of Namur) and Jean François Caron (Mayor of Loos-en-Gohelle), Vincent Ledoux* (VP of the European Metropolis of Lille in charge of "Development - Attractiveness and Economic Governance - Employment", Alexandre Molla, Head of Expansion Uber France.
 
At a time when more than half of the world's population lives in cities, urban space is becoming an environment in its own right that needs to be made habitable, sustainable, desirable and affordable. But given the diversity of cities, this work must be done while respecting the specificities of each place and each culture.
It seems to be a given for everyone not to impose models but rather to adapt to each context, to each culture with shared objectives: respect for the planet, living well together, fulfilment of each, reconciling human and urban, city and nature...
Through this conference, the speakers will explain their vision of the city of tomorrow, how they imagine a bright future and the means to achieve it.
 
The Flexible City, as seen by the Temp agency.
 
In this fourth edition of ProjeCt City, the introductory conference "The city tomorrow" was entrusted to Tom Bergevoet, partner of the architecture and urban planning agency "temp. » 
The temp. agency is a cooperative partnership between Tom Bergevoet and Maarten van Tuijl. This Dutch agency, based in Amsterdam, presents itself as a place of production combined with research. 
It considers that the city must better adapt to economic, ecological, social and cultural challenges. It is working on tools (legal, financial, spatial) for more flexible urban planning. In particular, it promotes the implementation of temporary and evolving actions on sites awaiting development. 
Their initial findings are compiled in a book "De Flexibele Stad" (The Flexible City) published in September 2013, voted one of the best architecture books of the year. A new version with examples in several Northern European cities is planned for autumn 2015.
After completing his architectural studies at Delft University of Technology, Tom Bergevoet worked for a period of time in Japan, where he studied the capacity of Japanese cities to respond to societal changes. Having worked in the architectural offices of Kazuyo Sejima and Herman Hertzberger, among others, he founded Tom Bergevoet Architecture. He also works as a visiting professor. 
 
UBER MOBILITY CONFERENCE France : "Challenges and revolution of urban mobility"
 
Speaker: Alexandre Molla, General Manager Expansion France.
 
The urban environment is facing a multitude of challenges: improving mobility and transport supply, reducing congestion in cities, reducing the negative externalities associated with the use of private cars, etc. The urban environment is facing a multitude of challenges.
By providing reliable, safe and affordable transport on demand to complement the public transport system, the Uber platform plays an active role in opening up regions, democratising transport supply and urban development. 
Uber is a technology company whose smartphone application connects independent drivers with passengers registered on the platform.
Today available in more than 300 towns and 12 metropolises in France, the Uber application enables more than one million French users to travel reliably, safely and economically. It is accessible 24/7 and has already contributed to the creation of more than 10,000 jobs in France. »
 
PLENARY CONFERENCES
(RE) QUALIFY THE EXISTING: WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER AT 1.45 P.M.
 
Theme: Merchant City
 
The speakers will be Jean-Marc Fritz (Associate Architect at the Seura agency), Sylvain Barfety (Economic Development Director, Darwin project, Bordeaux), Fabrice Veyron-Churlet (Operational Director, SPL Euralille), Philippe Petitprez (Director, Citania/Immochan), Jean-Jacques Grados, Deputy Director General, EPARECA, Ton Van Gool (Project Manager for the cultural programme within the development of Strijp-S, Eindhoven*).
 
Building or renovating? A complex question with high stakes. Meeting demanding criteria in terms of energy savings, universal accessibility, ecological quality of materials, overall quality of use, safety and health is of paramount importance today. However, the demolition and reconstruction of old buildings in a very short period of time would pose major problems in terms of resources but also in terms of heritage. 
It is therefore the question of the requalification of existing buildings that must be the subject of our full attention. The subject also fits more globally into the question of a renewed urbanism.
 
Speakers :
Jean-Marc FritzAssociate architect, SEURA agency. 
 
Since 2003, Jean-Marc Fritz has been in charge, within the SEURA agency, of the requalification project for the Les Halles district in Paris. The competition, won in 2004, places the subject on an urban dimension involving large flows of people (800,000 passengers/day underground on the RER and metro; 300,000 passengers/day above ground; catchment area at a depth of 25 m with 150,000 persons/day in the shopping centre) and cars (especially on the underground road network). The regional inter-connection makes it a real "gateway to Paris". 
 
The vitality of the underground and above-ground shops (peripheral pedestrian area) depends on the relevance of the overall requalification of the sector in terms of operation and better image. It is still pursuing this Forum des Halles restructuring and garden redevelopment project, a unique experience of a very complex site in an urban environment and on an occupied site. Jean-Marc Fritz has a degree in architecture from Versailles UP3. 
He is one of the three founders (in 1988) and partners of the SEURA agency with David Mangin and Florence Bougnoux, joined by Eurylice Roncen and Mathieu-Hô Simonpoli, also partners - and about thirty urban architects.
 
PLENARY CONFERENCES
THE CITY IN ALL ITS DIMENSIONS 
 
JEUDI 29 OCTOBER 2015 AT 9:15 AM : The Foster City
 
The speakers will be Didier Delmotte (Director of the MIN of Lomme), Jérôme Araujo (Secretary General of the Maison de la culture d'Amiens), Nicolas Delin (anthropologist, CAUE du Nord), Pascaline Boyron (landscaper dplg, Les saprophytes), Constantin Petcou (self-managed architecture workshop, farm in Colombes).
Densely populated urban regions, interspersed with medium-sized conurbations and in which the metropolisation movement is active, such as in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region for example, have generated a movement that for several decades has created an aspiration of jobs towards large urban centres and a diffusion of housing construction in rural areas. 
Is the residential function of rural communes the only future to be envisaged? Wouldn't the revitalization of rural communes be the result of a new relationship with organized metropolises? What will our rural landscapes be like in 20 or 30 years' time, and how will we live there?
 
Speakers :
 
Didier DelmotteDirector of the MIN in Lomme.
As France's second Marché d'Intérêt National, the ambition of the Lomme MIN is to be a Pole of Excellence thanks to the Euralimentaire programme and to make our food model a force for the future. The MIN sector in Lomme is a strategic pole for the territory. 
The objective is to perpetuate its activity turned towards the food industry and to extend it as a platform also dedicated to services (CMDU link on the port of Lille, rail link with the multimodal platform).
 
- Jérôme AraujoSecretary General of the Maison de la culture d'Amiens. 
The "Art, Towns and Landscape" festival has been offering artistic installations in the hortillonnages of Amiens for the past 6 years. This high place of market gardening just upstream of the city. They are part of the historical and natural heritage of the area. 
Extensions of the Somme, the rieux roam the land, transforming it into agricultural areas or holiday resorts, soothing and magnificent. The festival invites young artists, landscape designers and visual artists from all over the world to redraw the landscape and create imaginary worlds. The artists magnify the site and its uses.
 
- Nicolas Delinanthropologist, northern CAUE.
Following a recent trip to Detroit*, we will hear about the experiences of this city whose inhabitants relied on urban vegetable gardens to survive. 
With the closure of General Motors auto plants, people did not always have the choice to move elsewhere. They developed subsistence strategies, the effects of which can be seen even from the sky: it is the colour green that advances.
 
- Pascaline Boyron, landscaper dplg, Saprophytes.
This collective of architects and landscape architects offers a workshop program entitled "Let's Become Urban Farmers". The project starts from a desire to (re)put their hands in the ground, to eat their harvest, and to share it with their neighbours.
The Saprophytes invite to workshops, times of exchange, knowledge, know-how, local products, but also through festive events aim at another way of making and practicing the city, together.
The first Production Units have started up in the Saprophytes premises with an apiary, an oyster mushroom production laboratory, a vegetable garden and a new henhouse. These experiments are the first elements of a resource place in urban agriculture, a collective space, an urban farm...waiting to reveal the productive potential of the district, and individual or collective initiatives.
 
PLENARY CONFERENCES
THE NEW HOUSEHOLD PLACE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th AT 1:45 PM: The "Inhabiting City": The Power to Act!
 
The speakers will be Paul Vermeylen (architect-urban planner, author of "Le temps de la Métropole - Agile, creative, supportive, sustainable - Parcours en Europe"), Myriam Cau (Vice-President sustainable development, participatory democracy and evaluation, Conseil Régional Nord Pas de Calais), Franck Henry (founding member of the BW Friches collective, Lille-Fives), Xavier Galand (director of the Maison Régionale de l'Environnement et des Solidarités), Frédérick Grandin (Collectif de la Porte d'Ypres ) 
 
No city without its people! That seems to be a given. Yet what place do they have in the reflections, the decisions? Are they mere consumers of cities designed by others? Are they in a situation of initiatives and proposals? Do they have access to the information they need to make conscious choices?
Certain experiences exist to give life to a new relationship between the city and its inhabitants. Certain mechanisms are thus being developed: surveys, consultation councils, consensus conferences, expert appraisals, etc., to achieve together the objective of cities and territories that respect the balance between social, economic and environmental concerns.
The demand may come from the inhabitants themselves, according to their new lifestyles. Voluntary groupings to build together are more and more numerous. Inhabitants then ask for help to carry out their will.
The initiative of the inhabitants is also possible and effective, particularly in the movement of cities in transition.
 
Speakers :
 
- Paul Vermeylen, architect-urban planner, author of "Le temps de la Métropole agile, créative, solidaire, durable - Parcours en Europe".
The major metropolises, alongside Paris and London, are asserting themselves in Europe; they are strengthening their power and broadening their skills. At a time when France is conferring status on metropolises and other countries are moving in the same direction, interest is focused on how they will meet expectations and generate new dynamics. 
The book presents a hundred or so often astonishing practices that bear witness to the inventiveness of metropolises. Beyond the travels and images, what can be captured from the exemplary initiatives of these metropolises? What role do the inhabitants play?
 
- Myriam CauVice-President, Sustainable Development, Participatory Democracy and Evaluation, Nord Pas de Calais Regional Council
Democracy must be seen as a new idea, an unfinished business. We cannot today do without a democratic renewal of the relationship between elected representatives and citizens. Participatory democracy also means enriching representative democracy and, above all, seeking more effective public action in the service of our fellow citizens. 
It is also an investment in collective intelligence that brings multiple benefits: generating recognition for individuals and groups, creating a society, taking better account of the general interest and feeling able to take the initiative. We can no longer act in a complex world without participation; the quality of public policies depends on it, and citizens' expectations are high.
 
CONFERENCE Club des Professionnels du Logement et de l'Habitat (CPLH) THURSDAY 29th OCTOBER at 9:30-11:30 : REPLACEING SAND GRAINS WITH OIL DROPS "
 
The professional federations representing the professions in the housing sector in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region, namely the Fédération française du Bâtiment (FFB), the Fédération des promoteurs immobiliers (FPI), the Syndicat national des aménageurs lotisseurs (SNAL), the Union des maisons françaises (UMF) and the Union nationale des géomètres experts (UNGE), have joined forces to draw up a regional White Paper for the revival of housing.
In the continuity of this approach, the professionals agree local elected representatives and State services to exchange on housing production and share possible solutions at different territorial scales to build better in Nord Pas-de-Calais: local authorities, State services, construction professionals, how to build better together in Nord Pas-de-Calais?
 
The speakers are Vincent MOTYKA, DREAL Nord Pas-de-Calais, Damien CASTELAIN, President of MEL, Audrey LINKENHELD, Member of Parliament for Nord, Philippe DEPASSE, Vice-President FPI Nord Pas-de-Calais, Alexis WATTEBLED, President SNAL Nord Pas-de-Calais. 
The whole animated by Mr Maxime BITTER, from the Chronique du BTP.
The round table is organised on the initiative of representatives of professionals in the housing sector in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region, and will bring together elected representatives, government departments and professionals to discuss the challenges of construction in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region.
 
Place: Lille Grand Palais
 
Free entry 9am to 6pm / Pre-registration online on the internet site
 

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