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Fleuves en ville : Enjeux écologiques et projets urbains

Abstract : River and city form a couple of a kind which is not new, even if it were revived these last decades, at the same time by speeches and projects : the first idea to explain this revival is the rise of a concern for the safeguarding of nature and the landscape, even, the rise of a desire to improve the ecological, aesthetic and social conditions of these ecosystems. This article thus examines up to what point ecology is called upon in the operations of reconquest of the rivers by the cities. How the river is worked in these projects of “reconquest” ? Is this a valorization aesthetic, symbolic, or ecological ? or the emergence of new social practices in urban environment ? We are based on many European cases, but mainly on the place of the river in two urban projects, the islands of the Rhone downstream from Lyon; and the “Ile de Nantes”, on the Loire. That in particular leads us to cancel the assumption of a bond between this dynamics and a rise of the concerns for the hydroecosystems like medium of life (human beings included), downtown. The valorization of the river downtown takes seat indeed under a visual and symbolic system. But the way which would lead to an ecological operation of the city at the edge of its river, with a harmony between images and uses of the river, if there exists, is still long.
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Sophie Bonin. Fleuves en ville : Enjeux écologiques et projets urbains. Pousin Frédéric, Jannière Hélène. Paysages urbains, 13, CNRS, pp.185-197, 2007, STRATES. ⟨halshs-00370220⟩



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