The future of public spaces
After a first year dedicated to the analysis of the public space, vector of social inclusion and health, through the example of sports, this research project will focus on temporary and reversible public spaces. New ways of building public spaces are emerging, using ephemeral devices that are light, dismountable and reversible. They are supposed to put (yet again) the user at the center of planning, to adapt easily to changing behaviors, and to promote greater experimentation. How can this new way of designing public spaces allow for the creation of a more malleable city, easily adaptable to the rapid changes in our society? In what way can it lead to a ‘festivalisation of urban spaces’ that highlights certain behaviors and users at the expense of others, regarded as less desirable?
Sports activity is the opportunity of a second life and a newfound social mix for abandoned spaces
The legacy of major sporting events is a lever for the social, economic and cultural development of cities