EUROPA and the FNAU, the National Federation of Urban Planning Agencies, are organizing a conference themed "Metropolises and intermediate cities in Europe: confrontation or territorial alliances?", on 21 September 2018 in Pau.
Intermediate cities are a new and emerging urban entity, with complex and competitive relationships with metropolises - metropolises capturing the main centers of political and economic decision-making - but also complementarities, since intermediate cities can offer a better quality of life. .
This conference aims to clarify a number of points about the very definition of the metropolis / metropolitan ensemble (round table n ° 1) and then focus on the relationships between metropolises and intermediate cities: competition or complementarity or even cooperation? (round table n ° 2). These first two points should reveal the need for reflection and strategic development on the evolution of metropolises, of which the Town Planning Agencies in France can be an example (round table N ° 3). .
Program of the conference:
Round table 1 - The European city in all its states
Round Table 2 - Intermediate Cities: New Actor of Urban Space?
Collaborative Workshops - Building the links between cities and intermediate cities
Round Table 3 - Intermediate Cities: New Actor of Urban Space?
The event will take place at the Pau Congress Center, from 09:00 to 18:00.