41st national meeting of urban planning agencies - Let's explore our (happy) futures

The next national meeting of town planning agencies will take place on December 1 and 2, 2020 at the invitation of the Brest-Bretagne Town Planning Agency (ADEUPa) and the National Federation of Town Planning Agencies (FNAU).

© 41e rencontre nationale des agences d'urbanisme

The health crisis led to a new organization this year. Thus, it is planned to broadcast the event in France with the relay of the network of urban planning agencies and live and deferred on the Internet.

"For this 41st edition, we had in fact chosen to deal with the horizons towards which successful transitions could lead us in 2040. The Covid-19 crisis has confirmed our choice: to re-enchant the world and the territories of tomorrow has never been so compelling. No doubt the world after, to imagine today, does not completely overlap with the futures that we still had in mind yesterday. The world after that is obviously the organization of life after confinement and with the virus. It's economic recovery, the fight against the social crisis. Projecting towards 2040 may seem, in this context, inappropriate. However, the risk of favoring short-term economic recovery, with the recipes and projects of the past, to the detriment of medium and long-term social and ecological issues, makes this forward-looking commitment more necessary than ever. "See FNAU41 home page.

Tuesday December 1 2:25 pm - 3:15 pm (50mn) What the Covid-19 crisis reveals about the vulnerability of our societies

Dominique Alba, general director of Apur, will participate in the opening plenary alongside Jean Rottner, president of Fnau, president of the Grand Est region, doctor - Florence Favrel-Feuillade, director of CHU Brest (subject to change) - Vincent Pacini, economist and associate professor at the chair of prospective and sustainable development of the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts - Lamia Kamal-Chaoui director of the OECD center for entrepreneurship, regions and cities.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a revelation of the fragilities resulting from globalization. Firstly through the virus propagation circuits, secondly by the awareness of the planetary interweaving of production chains. If the virus playing with borders, the political responses were mainly designed at the state level.Everyone can measure social inequalities in the face of this unprecedented crisis, this was the case through the housing conditions during confinement or in the fragility of certain employment sectors The responses provided are unprecedented: partial return of borders, call for industrial sovereignty, unprecedented national and European public recovery plan… What should we now learn from this crisis and what it reveals the vulnerability of our territories, our societies? ".