If, in France, the “edges” where city meets countryside are rarely the subject of any attention, certain examples from abroad can serve in enlightening us. Reconsidering the physical edge of the city – which when elongated measures a considerable length – while posing the question of how agriculture is evolving, is a way of bringing the city back to life, at a national level. The many subtle relationships possible between these two different worlds are promising sources of inspiration. This separate edge setting should both make use of practices and techniques borrowed from the world of agriculture, as well as compensate for the deficiencies present in the urban periphery.
IMPROVING CONTACT BETWEEN CITY AND COUNTRYSIDE
GRAND PRIZE FOR URBANISM 2011