9 November 2017 - To celebrate Apur’s 50th anniversary, you are invited to rediscover Paris and Grand Paris at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal

18th November 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 4 conferences for rediscovering Paris and Grand Paris since 1967 and imagining the future.

Apur’s 50th anniversary © Apur

18th November 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 4 conferences where you can rediscover Paris and Grand Paris since 1967 and imagine the future.

Through the challenges taken up since 1967, Apur architects and urbanists, who were actively involved during each period, tell the urban development story of Paris and Greater Paris -Grand Paris-. Jean-Louis Missika (Deputy Mayor of Paris, responsible for urbanism, architecture, the Grand Paris Project, economic development and attractiveness), Carlo Moreno (lecturer, “Intelligent City” expert) and Apur partners will discuss the future: what will we produce, how will we travel around, what kind of services will we develop, who will we be able to accommodate?

The conferences

1967-1983 a new vision of Paris

Apur was created in July 1967, it was to invent a multi-disciplinary, transversal, technical tool: an urbanism agency open to all. It proposed a new urban vision which built the future based on the existing city and its inhabitants: stopping urban motorways, requalifying existing ones, setting up computerised databases on housing, the population and the economy, until then unknown.

1983 - 2001 the return of the city

After a long period of urban renewal which saw almost a quarter of Paris rebuilt in 30 years, Apur began the task of reclaiming, stopping the dominant power of the motor car in Paris, regaining and beautifying public spaces, introducing bicycles and helping bus traffic to circulate, inventing a new life style in the city and reusing disused buildings. 



2001-2024 the sustainable city, Olympic ambitions

The 2000s transformed the regulatory framework and introduced rules linked to solidarity and the environment. Apur has created numerous observatories based on almost 30 years’ worth of databases: reduction of insalubrity, families, commerce, infants, the 1st climate plan, the place of nature, not forgetting the self-service cycle system -Vélib. In 2008, Apur was spreading its activities to cover Greater Paris and the future Métropole du Grand Paris. The territory has been studied from the angles of climate change, the capacity to innovate modes of functioning, new means of transport and services made possible by digitalisation. Apur has been accompanying the Olympic bids of which the one in 2017 has been crowned with success.

2024-2067

What will we produce, how will we travel, what services will we offer and who will we be able to accommodate?

Jean-Louis Missika, Carlos Moreno and Apur partners will endeavor to answer these questions.

Practical information:

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 21 boulevard Moreland 75004 Paris

Metro: Sully-Morland ou Bastille (lines 1-5-7-8) /Buses : 87, 86, 67

Press contact: Quentin Trenton: email / 01 42 76 21 59

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  • Press release - To celebrate their 50th anniversary Apur invites you to rediscover Paris and Grand Paris at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal

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