THE EUROPAN 13 TOPIC CONTINUES WITH THE THEME OF "THE ADAPTABLE CITY" FROM 3 POINTS OF VIEW : SELF-ORGANIZATION – SHARING – PROJECT (PROCESS)
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It is proposed for Europan 13 to continue with the generic theme of "the adaptable city": adaption to the need for more sustainable development but adaption also to the context of an economic crisis that the majority of European cities are currently undergoing. Three generic concepts structure this overall theme: Resilience as a challenge; Social adaptability as a goal; and Economy as a method.
Taking these three themes into account induces changes in the urban and architectural order in the logics of actors (Welfare State Vs. Self-Organization), in the contents (Segregation Vs. Sharing), but also in the design processes (Object Vs. Project (Process))
Europan therefore wishes that the sites be confronted to the major challenges concerning the adaptability of European cities and also propose concrete innovations in the order given by the site representatives, arousing new project approaches by young competitors.
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Cover image from Lieu(x) de négociation(s), E12 Winner in Paris-Saclay (FR)