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La médiation urbaine, un champ émergent qui participe à la construction sociale des métropoles

Abstract : This research aims to examine the emergence of new practices creating images of territories. Contemporary developments, including the metropolization, result in significant changes in local socio -spatial systems. The gap between administrative and functional areas is extending. Beyond the search for a possible match between these two types of territories, we assume that the gap between the representation of territories and reality leads to new problem areas. The lack of adequate territorial markers prevents the emergence of shared representations of the metropolitan territory. With the prism of the concept of mediation, we propose a new category of action : Biennial, “European Capitals of Culture” , “Nuits Blanches” , many devices that are intended to construct representations of the metropolitan scale . We opted for a definition of mediation as a principle of construction of society, through the creation of sustainable common references. In this context, “urban mediation” brings all new features in order to rethink representations of territories. We accept a renewal of practices due to major changes induced by the metropolization . In this context, we propose a first analysis of 77 actions to highlight the common features of these new devices. In a second step we focus on the context of the Lyon region: we highlight the local process of structuring such actions under the institutional fragmentation. The problem then focuses on the distinction between metropolitan entrepreneurs and local actors, the term mediation reveals the tensions between public interest and community interest, building territories and power.
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Maël Meralli-Ballou. La médiation urbaine, un champ émergent qui participe à la construction sociale des métropoles. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université Lumière - Lyon II; Université de Lyon; Institut d'Urbanisme de Lyon, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01130190⟩



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