Paris / Vancouver: urban planning challenges

Dominique Alba, director of Apur, gave a lecture in Vancouver on 5 November, 2012 on the subject: “50 years of urban strategies in Paris” as part of a programme organised by the French Embassy in Canada called “Vis-à-Vis Architecture - When French and Canadian Architects Connect”. The event also provided an opportunity to talk about the urban planning issues in Paris and Vancouver.

This second edition of the programme “Vis-à-vis Architecture” invited the urban planning departments of several important Canadian cities and also schools of architecture and universities which are training the architects and town planners of tomorrow, to exchange with French architects and town planners on current environmental and societal themes, particularly the urban issues of the partner cities of this project. This approach will be mutually beneficial: both Canadians and the French will be able to profit from the practices and methods of the other country.
Video made by the French Consulate in Vancouver