International Co-Creation Workshops: Benchmarking the Challenge of 15-minute Cities in Europe
Paris 4th – 6th September
This was the second of three workshops planned for this seminar. It has taken place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of September in Paris and has been organized by ENPC (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) in collaboration with UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), ITU (Istanbul Technical University) and BME (Budapest University of Tech and Economy).
In alignment with the framework established in the Madrid Workshop, we convened a three-day international seminar with the objective of cross-checking diverse diagnoses and juxtaposing the solutions implemented in Paris.
The presentation session commenced with an introduction by Paxti Lamíquiz (UPM) and Cécilia Cruz (ENPC), setting the stage for an insightful exchange of ideas. Following her opening remarks, the spotlight shifted to the student delegations from UPM, ITU and BME. Each group shared their findings, showcasing the outcomes of their prior city-wide assessments.
This intricate exchange allowed the ENPC’s incoming students to gain a deeper understanding of the distinctive urban landscapes and challenges faced in the home cities of their international peers.
The highlight of the day was a captivating technical visit led by none other than Carlos Moreno, a renowned professor from Sorbonne University, celebrated worldwide for his pioneering work in shaping the visionary concept of the ’15-Minute City.’
The site chosen was Clichy – Batignolles eco-district, one of the top ongoing urban projects in the Paris area. This innovative district exemplifies sustainable urban development in action.
In addition, other lower scale projects such as La Felicité (Morland Mixité Capitale), Martha Desrumaux Garden placed in the former Place d’Armes and La Promenade Plantée.
The concluding day of the workshop unfolded within the Leonard Co-Working space. It was here that our students took centre stage, ready to share the knowledge and insights they had gathered during the preceding day’s exploration.
The international students presented the exemplary practices they had observed in the Parisian urban life. Following the presentations, the students engaged in discussions with their French counterparts, delving into the distinctions and commonalities that define the essence of urban life in their respective regions.
This 2nd workshop provided the perfect setting for this dynamic exchange, fostering an atmosphere of creativity, collaboration, and shared learning. Solidifying the bonds between EELISA Universities and knowledge-sharing.