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Sustainable Cities Study Tour: French Cities
In partnership with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, the French-American Foundation conducted its second study tour in 2011 focused on the topic of Sustainable Cities. American experts on urban development and sustainability spent five days in Paris and Lille, France to examine these specific questions: the rehabilitation of rundown neighborhoods, the revitalization of inner cities and the right-sizing of cities in decline. This followed on a parallel study tour in the United States in November for French experts.
This marked the first year of a three-year transatlantic exchange program organized with the French Ministry of Culture gathering specialists from a wide range of disciplines – urban planning, academia, policymaking, and architecture – to discuss French and American approaches to urban planning and sustainability. Please click here for more information on the French-American Foundation’s Sustainable Cities initiative.
Paris and Lille, France