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Thursday, July 12 • 10:00 - 11:00
REVERSIBLE: Is our current productive model reversible? can we change its logics? - INCLUSIVE URBANISM AND OPEN CITIES

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Reversing current production processes is difficult because most of the products we consume today were never designed with their end of life in mind. Society is beginning to question this approach; high-tech firms are asking for forgiveness for their strategies on planned obsolescence. Governments are making laws about ecology and circular economy and the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ slogan has been embedded into the global consciousness. The Fab City initiative is progressing this cultural shift, questioning how circularity can be practiced in the city at all levels; from the architectural and planned elements to the way we live as part of it.


Cities’ economic logic is putting pressure on citizens and communities around the world. Cities are produced by their citizens, who can provide economic wealth and social cohesion when empowered to do so.

Moderator: Carlos MORENO
  • Saskia SASSEN (citizen empowerment for egalitarian urban futures)

  • Philippe MADEC (Frugalité heureuse)
  • Sophie ROSSO (Innovative real estate)

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Philippe MADEC

Professor In Architecture, (FR) Ateliers Philippe Madec
Philippe Madec (France,1954) lives in Paris and Brussels. Thanks to his family background and to an encounter with Kenneth Frampton in 1983/84, Philippe Madec has had an eco-responsible conception of urban and architectural works from the beginning of his practice (’89). He received... Read More →
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Co-Founder & Scientific Director “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” Chair, (FR) Paris1 - Pantheon Sorbonne University
Born in Colombia in 1959, Carlos Moreno arrived in France at the age of 20. He is now Professor of Universities, international expert of the human Smart City and Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor. An exceptional career that this humanist scientist likes to describe as a "path... Read More →
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Sophie ROSSO

Directrice Générale, (FR) QUARTUS
Sophie Rosso has a mixed public-private path that has led her to question the productive city in various ways. After a beginning of professional life at Bouygues Immobilier, her move to the City of Paris convinced her of the need to invest the urban fringes and creativity of these... Read More →
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Saskia Sassen

Professor of Sociology, Member of Committee on Global Thought, (NL) Columbia University
Saskia is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables in her work. Her books are translated in over twenty languages. She has received many awards and multiple doctor honoris causa. She coined the... Read More →

Thursday July 12, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
Parc de la Villette - LA GRAND HALLE