Cross-cutting Group : Inventing Greater Paris

© municipal archives of Nogent-sur-Marne.
© municipal archives of Nogent-sur-Marne.

Research project

Faced with the fragmented nature of historiographic publications on the Grand Paris development project and the paltry importance afforded to history in current metropolitan programmes, “Inventing Grand Paris” aims to construct an “entangled history” of this major development project. Entangled, because to capture the history of Grand Paris, we need to adopt diverse approaches that allow everyone to understand the metropolitan dynamics at work (metabolism, morphology, infrastructure, landscape, architecture, planning, institutions, sociology, etc.). Moreover, in the 20th century, this history formed part of an internationalisation of ideas and practices that require an understanding of planning in other global metropolises and the links forged with Grand Paris.

The project took on concrete form in 2012 under the impetus of a group of lecturer-researchers drawn from institutes specialised in architecture, landscaping, urbanism and the human and social sciences, around the centenary of the Commission for the enlargement of Paris, set up in 1913 by Louis Bonnier and Marcel Poëte. Four international conferences were organised at opportune dates between 2013 and 2016, focusing on key planning and development milestones throughout the 20th century that were of great importance in the approach adopted for Grand Paris and the links between Paris and its surrounding suburbs.To find out more

 

 

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© IAU îdf

Scientific Coordination

Contact

Nathalie Roseau

ENPC - LATTS

nathalie.roseau@enpc.fr

Contact

Frédéric Pousin

ENSA PB - AUSSER/IPRAUS

frederic.pousin@wanadoo.fr

Contact

Alessandro Panzeri

UPE - LABEX Futurs Urbains - LATTS

bajazet1986@gmail.com

Researchers members of the project

Researchers from LABEX research teams or outside the LABEX and having cross-disciplinary fields actively participate in the scientific activities of the transversal group. The IGP transversal group is made up of members of the IGP collective and the international scientific council. Learn moreResearchers from LABEX research teams or outside the LABEX and having cross-disciplinary fields actively participate in the scientific activities of the transversal group. The IGP transversal group is made up of members of the IGP collective and the international scientific council. To find out more

 

 

© Photo library of Aéroports de Paris
© Photo library of Aéroports de Paris

Scientific Events

As part of their activities, the researchers of the cross-cutting group organize scientific events (seminars, international symposiums or study days) during which are invited researchers from the LABEX and external personalities. To find out more

The website "Inventing Greater Paris: A cross-country history of metropolises"

An elaborate platform allowing access to the works already realized and providing research materials and tools in a cross-border international perspective. Find to more

[Translate to Anglais:] www.inventerlegrandparis.fr