Sunday, March 15, 2009

Inners For Running Shoes

+ Urba has read and recommends ...


had the pleasure of hearing at the debate we Organized June 12, 2008 at CNAM : economist Frederic Gilli, Deputy Director of the Chair of Sciences Po and City editor of the prestigious Land Tenure Review , has partnered with urban planner and political scientist Jean-Marc Offner (Latts director from 2000 to 2008 and next director of the agency's planning Bordeaux) to sign an outstanding contribution to the Greater Paris . Urba + highly recommend reading their book, Paris, the metropolis outside the walls . Develop and govern a Greater Paris , published earlier this year at Sciences Po Press Very well researched and robust (in 6 chapters consistent), this book discusses the genesis of this major political issue (re) set the agenda in 2007 by the President of the Republic. A very detailed analysis is proposed to us on major metropolitan (urban planning, mobility, housing, economic development) and a decryption system healthy players Ile (relations between the state and communities, X-ray structures of trade union cooperation intercommunal, repositories of public action, etc..). At a time when stirs political debate (Balladur proposals), this contribution is timely.

Read the review of the planner Xavier Desjardins "Paris, a time away from land maneuvers, the Ile delay in structuring inter-becomes a central object of" land reform ", since become major figure in the complexity of urban governance. Jean-Marc Offner and Frederic Gilli, in the first part of their work, patiently unravel the origins and institutional difficulties in the activities of the different actors, distinguish artificial postures and cyclical real political opposition and institutional ". Read reading record Xavier Desjardins on

Paris, a city outside the walls. Develop and govern a Greater Paris, and Jean Frederic Gilli Mark Offner, Presses de Sciences Po, New Collection debates, January 2009 [ISBN: 272461092X]

Saturday, March 14, 2009

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Edouard Balladur now suggests an urban community as "transitional solution"

Edouard Balladur suggested Tuesday, March 10, 2009, during his hearing by Senators, for the establishment of an urban community of Paris. This track takes alternative after the "uproar" caused by his proposal to merge the four departments of Paris and inner suburbs to form a singular community of "Greater Paris" supra-local in nature. The Head of State who has himself expressed skepticism, Edouard Balladur proposes an alternative based on a logic of cooperation between municipalities. "We must organize an intermunicipal strong in the small crown , he said, noting in passing that there had been, during recent years, effort and political will to create a urban community around Paris while "Ile-de-France is the region where intercommunal is the least developed in France, especially in the inner suburbs." "Maybe a temporary solution would be to create an urban community" waiting to reach the solution proposed in his report, he suggested.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

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Greater Paris and local urban management

Assembly of Communities of France (ADCF), who welcomed the inter-institutional consecration of the fact in the report Balladur (officially handed this Thursday, March 5) has also been very reserved on the scenario proposed by the Committee for the reform of local government with regard to the Greater Paris. This can be read in its note reaction to the report of former Prime Minister
"The ADCF has always been conscious of the need for adjustments laws to singularities of the "dense zone" of the Ile de France. She called for special treatment of its institutional organization and participated in discussions with several scenarios in 2007 at its congress in Paris. More recently, the Balladur report opted for a scenario similar to that advocated by the report of Senator Dallier, namely the establishment of a community sui generis nature of supra-communal, following the merger of four councils in the area dense but also the absorption of intercommunal skills (technical unions or communities) or municipal (local development plans). Beyond the political challenges of such an option, it raises real issues of governance.
1. It is prohibited to the mayors of Grand Paris possibility of intermunicipal cooperation.
2. She does not associate the mayors authority to operate the Greater Paris (unlike the Greater London) while depriving them of important skills (planning, housing, waste, water, transport ...)
3. It leads to the formation of two communities 'supra-local' competitors (Grand Paris and Ile de France) and a predictable conflict of leadership.
4. It offers a perimeter that many informed observers see as too vast to manage services proximity but too narrow to define the major strategies of the urban physical (transport, economic development, planning ...) because it excludes major structural poles (Roissy, Orly, Saclay, Cergy ...) the polycentric model pursued since Delouvrier. "

To prolong the reflection, ADCF invites elected officials and community leaders the Paris next March 30 the Senate to discuss the prospects of territorial restructuring in metropolitan Paris and share perspectives on developments financial and institutional communities of Ile-de-France.
Greater Paris Town Planners soon deliver its own analysis on the ins and outs of the proposal Balladur.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Do You Capitalise Existentialism?

The "Greater Paris" the Balladur committee: a dead end? Ariane Azema (on Terra Nova)

The Committee for Local Government Reform, chaired by Edouard Balladur, in 2014 recommends creating the "Greater Paris", a local special-status corresponding to the territory of Paris and three departments of the inner ring (124 municipalities, 6.5 million). This scenario is based on the report of Senator Philip Dallier, Senator for Seine-Saint-Denis. Many consider this option Obervations "supra-local" poses problems both for the strategic management of metropolitan Paris (300 common) but also in terms of local urban management (the dynamics of inter-municipal cooperation often make more effective). According Ariane Azema, Advisor to the President of the Ile-de-France must advocate the political consensus to imagine a city capable of dealing with issues of social justice and identity that arise. That is the purpose of this position that can be read on the site Terra Nova

rating Balladur committee on the Ile de France

can also read the views of Peter Mansat, Deputy Mayor of Paris in Paris metropolis, the debate that the association had organized Urba + 12 June 2008 in a crisis on the adoption of the draft SDRIF (the conflict between the government and the region is also not set). During the debate Mansat Peter had then pleaded for "a federation of local governments" : a project diametrically opposed to the community supra-local report Balladur.

The perspective on the debate Mansat Pierre Le Grand Paris Town Planners:

Since the Elysee gets involved, the "Greater Paris" became fashionable. And many people who meddle in the discussion in bad faith or, perhaps worse, in complete ignorance. What has not been the case, Thursday, June 12, during a meeting held at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) by the network of the Urban Institute of Paris (IUP), called Urba + (see program: That day, planners, actors the political and economic world have given their views of the place they were talking about. It was further discussion of coffee trade and Machiavellian tactics.

Unsurprisingly, there was much talk of social inequalities and lines of fragility of the territory, which led Gilles RABIN to wonder if "the Paris region was a large body sick! "
On the housing issue, Jean-Claude DRIANT, a professor at IUP, said that the shortage of supply is as much related to the insufficient number of buildings (on this criterion, the Ile-de-France is above -last in France, just before the Picardy!) but also, the "crisis of selective mobility. In other words, the gap grows between the owners and tenants can move to have the choice - because of the retirement housing - but to stay where they are or move away from urban centers, or leave the area. The turnover rate in social housing has risen from 10% in 1998 to 6% currently. As recalled by Jean-Luc VIDON, director of AORIF (Social Union Habitat Ile-de-France), half of the social heritage of the region is concentrated in 10% of the territory and gap is still increasing! The queues get longer, the poor housing develops. For policymakers, the challenge is twofold: to build, to thin the mobility and balance the territories, but also produce the types of housing to meet the needs of people, not to mention sustainable development concerns. To achieve this goal, some said he needed a leader, as exists elsewhere in France. In employment
, G. Rabin asked Francis BALLET, Scientific Secretary General of Sanofi-Aventis R & D (Val-de-Marne) that he "expected of a Greater Paris possible, desired, wanted? "The representative of the pharmaceutical company, the case is heard. The Paris region is "attractive" because it offers profiles of expertise, public research, a network of public hospitals and subcontracting necessary. But the fragmentation of power is too great. And give the example of Greater Lyon, where the leadership is clear. In other words, despite the high quality of the brains of the Paris public service, in the absence of leadership, the transfer of activities of the firm in other lands is a plausible option.
The issue of governance of Greater Paris, could not wait, unlike the radical statement - "These are territories that choose their leader!" - launched in the introduction to the evening with the architect and urban planner, professor at the CNAM, Michel Cantal-DUPART, which, together with Jean Nouvel, will coordinate one of the ten winning teams of the international consultation launched by the Elysee Palace to design the future development of the "Greater Paris". (Http://

Volatility companies, geographical expansion, the housing wall, a state that wants to regain control, saying that policy makers public? Mireille Ferri, Vice-President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France (Les Verts) responsible for planning the territory, responded by praising the collective intelligence, as it has been implemented in the draft Master Plan for the Ile-de-France (SDRIF) (this scheme is designed to meet current and future population in terms of housing, transport, environment and employment). The government, decrying the SDRIF and by playing against the project's future Grand Paris, was disowned by the results of the public inquiry in late 2007, the largest ever made (it hit 11 million Parisians): the SDRIF received a "unanimous approval, together with four reserves primarily techniques, the public inquiry, Wednesday, June 11 This collective intelligence, Mr. Ferri has to think of the areas of cooperation, institutional and non-scene with actors from different levels and where flexible forms of management would address conflicts of use and scale. In this context, Paris must be seen as the central location of a vast territorial organization, which can work in regional interdependence, on topics such as, for example, river navigation.

Philippe DALLIER, Senator UMP Seine-Saint-Denis, Mayor Les Chalets-sous-Bois, member of the Observatory of decentralization of the Senate He stated emphatically that the proposed governance is fundamental. He reiterated his vision of governance at three levels: the commune, and the Greater Paris region, while calling for sharing of wealth. A fundamental point that neither Nicolas Sarkozy, nor does raise Christian Blanc ...

In accordance with various stakeholders, I have re-affirmed my belief in the inadequacy of government institutions by pre-existing metropolitan areas, which do not correspond to a modern vision of the city, where everybody sticks to his backyard. Inequalities in the region are unsustainable and resources such benefits should be shared. "I do not think the debate has to be at this stage on issues of scope, or even new institutions, even if the question is asked at one time or another," I said. "I think we're at a time when we must think in terms of nesting. The region may be the right size [metropolitan area], but we need to address the issue not addressed: the heart of the metropolis. "

Paris has set the terms of the debate in 2001 and established a provisional stage of consultation, the Metropolitan Conference, a place, political arena where politicians can talk, make common diagnoses and gives place to the mayors - who are at the heart of the democratic system. So what governance? Interlocking devices, a federation of local governments? And why not a UFO institutional? A variable geometry. Greater Paris.

Debate on the Greater Paris choked several times in history. This does not happen again, at the risk of "territories sink so silent" (Ferri) and ever more repressive urban management. This is a concept of solidarity and active city, where we do not give as horizon attractiveness, the international position and competitiveness of the neoliberal creed. In this debate, citizens must have their place.

Mansat Pierre, Deputy Mayor of Paris, in charge of relations with local authorities Ile-de-France and Paris Metropolis Project

Watch videos of his speech:
http:// 06/comment-amnager-le-territoire-et.html