Comparative seminar (CREW, EA 4399)

Maison de la Recherche, Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
Salle Athéna
4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris (RER Luxembourg)

Paris, 20th September 2018

Introduction 9H15

Session 1: 9H30-11H00

Mike Taylor (Independent planner): From Garden City to Garden Village: A Short History of the British New Towns.

Bob Colenutt (Oxford Brookes University): The Egalitarian Ethos of New Towns and its Translation in Urban Design and Planning.

Sabine Coady Schaebitz (University of Coventry): The Contested Heritage of British New Towns: the Problematic Legacy of Modernism.


Coffee break: 11H00-11H30

Session 2:11H30-13H00

Elanor Warwick (Clarion Housing Group): Reinventing the Market Town and Garden City: How Mayfields and Ebbsfleet have learnt from the New Towns.

Susan Fitzpatrick (University of York): Birchwood at 50: Shifting Sense of Place in the Ageing New Town.

Alina Congreve (PhD programme manager – Climate KIC): Public Art in English New Towns.


Lunch: 13H00 14H00

Session 3: 14H00-15H30

Catherine Blain (ENSAP, Lille): Utopie et expérimentation constructive dans les villes nouvelles françaises (Utopia and Constructive Experiments in French New Towns).

Christophe Imbert (Université de Rouen): From Family Settlement to taking Roots: the French New Towns Getting Older.

Loic Vadelorge (Université Paris-Est-Marne -la -Vallée): L’art urbain dans les villes nouvelles françaises (Urban Art in French New Towns)


Coffee break: 15H30-16H00

Session 4: 16H00-17H30

Danielle Gardrat (Direction de l’urbanisme, Saint- Quentin-en-Yvelines): Analyse de l’organisation urbaine du territoire. Le point de vue des habitants sur leur cadre de vie

(Analysing the Spatial Organisation of a New Town : The Perception by Saint-Quentin’s Residents of their Surroundings).

Clément Orillard (Ecole d’Ubanisme de Paris, EUP): Shopping Centres, Property Developers and Public Stakeholders in French New Towns: from Coproduction to Separation.


18H00 End of the seminar

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