Garden cities for the 21st Century

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This symposium aims to put into perspective different dimensions of a common heritage resulting from a concept of garden city developed by Ebenezer Howard in 1898. An inventory, a comparative approach and the enunciation of possible futures are expected. 

  • Location: Jean Vilar Theatre of Suresnes
  • Minimal Age: 14 years
  • Duration: 3h30 to 4h
  • Access by Public Transport: BUS 144, 241 and 244 (connexion with T2 and ligne L)

Garden cities for the 21st Century
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During 4 half-days thematic will be addressed the issues of valorization, preservation, living and living in the garden cities and how this concept can serve as a model today. Researchers, residents, communities and architects will exchange on these themes through conferences and round tables. The themes will address transversally the dimension of buildings and outdoor spaces, at different scales that embrace collective spaces of sociability, the materiality of places, representations and practices…


The full program of these days is available on the association’s website.

Thursday 23 June 2022 from 9 am to 12:30 pm: Valorization of garden cities

Thursday 23 June 2022 from 2pm to 6pm: Live in the garden cities

Friday 24 June 2022 from 9 am to 12:45 pm: Preservation of garden cities

Friday 24 June 2022 from 14H20 to 18h: Cities-Gardens of tomorrow ? 

Please choose your time slot (date and time) based on the conference you wish to attend. To book several, simply add them one by one to your basket. 

These two days of study will be followed by a weekend of guided tours as part of the 11th edition of the Spring of Garden Cities (June 11 to 26, 2022).

The exact address and practical information will be communicated to you after your registration.

This event is organized by the Association régionale des cités-jardins d'Ile-de-France with ENSA Paris-Belleville, ENSP Paris-Marseille, IREST Panthéon Sorbonne 1, Ecole d'urbanisme de Paris, Université Sorbonne Paris-Nord, the tourism and heritage mission of Plaine Commune, the MUS – Museum of urban and social history of Suresnes and the heritage office of the Departmental Council of the Seine Saint-Denis.


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