Paris 2019 – Urban Leaders Program

This year our annual Urban Leaders Retreat is going to take place in Paris .The dates are Oct 14th -17th

.Paris, in a way, needs no introduction.

We all have our own mythical versions of this city. But we will explore the reality behind the myth that makes this fairy-tale city. We will not only explore the events that led to making of Paris but also how the City of Lights reviving into a modern metropolis.

We will study the policies, design and planning ideas that made this city up till now and explore its future plans. As mentioned before , Paris is on the brink of a new phase of revival , which the French refer to as “Grand Paris” or Greater Paris Plan. They are building the world’s largest subway network which is currently the biggest Infrastructure project in EU that is likely going to lead to a new urban renaissance of the city’s hinterland and create a series of new satellite cities .

The grand old city is in transition and we will examine rehabilitation of rundown neighbourhoods, the role of creative placemaking and new green interventions; We will explore mega projects like the new eco-district Clichy-Batignolles which are “a model for sustainable urban development”; We will understand the likely impact of development of new innovation zones like Station F which is The World’s Biggest Startup Incubator.

The city is also home to some magnificent new architectural landmarks that we will explore.Over the past decade Paris region has gained a remarkable number of new buildings or projects by some of the best-known architects from around the world inclusing Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, Frédéric Borel, Frank Gehry, Toyo Ito, Jakob+McFarlane, Herzog & De Meuron

Leaders Study Program

Leaders Study Retreat on Urban Innovations is aimed at a select group of senior leaders from India’s Built Environment Sector and features closed door meetings with key Leaders from the host city along with exclusive site visits led by visionaries who led the transformation.

Let us know if you can join us. Write to us on info(@)theurbanvision(.)com or sign up below

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