The transformati on from the cl osed block towards the macroblock

Author: Lucie Doležolova; after original J. Lacase

Where is French Urban Design Headed? The Involvement of Private Investors in the Plannning and Implementation of Large-scale Urban Development Projects

The article focuses on the transformation of organization of French large scale projects under the progresive liberalization of urban development policies. The transformation of approaches to real estate investment and the reposition of hierarchy of its main actors evolves towards new methods of large scale project management. This influences the urban form, whose new model is so-called macroblock. Three large scale urban projects Paris-Rive-Gauche, Lyon Confluence a Île-Seguin – Rives de Seine in Boulogne-Billancourt are used for illustration.

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