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Urban planning conference in the Straits region

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Let’s discuss planning practices and issues facing our cross-border area !

The Straits Committee and the French society of urban planners are joining forces to propose a joint conference on the challenges of urban and regional planning at the scale of the Straits cross-border area.

On 6 July 2022, in the Hemicycle of the Pas-de-Calais Departmental Council in Arras, from 9.30 a.m., join us to discuss together the practices and issues of spatial planning on a cross-border scale.

The day will be structured around two round tables that will bring together elected and technical representatives of local authorities that are members of the Straits Committee with experts in urban planning.

Prior to this dialogue, the major current issues of these territories will be recalled. At the beginning of the morning, Vincent Goodstadt, Honorary President of the European Council of Town Planners, will present the Manifesto “Re Start Europe”, which will focus on spatial planning in response to the crisis of the COVID. Then, Charles Lambert, Executive Committee member of the French Society of Spatial Planners, will address the challenges of European spatial planning and the international recognition of the Straits region.

In the second part of the morning, a panel discussion on environmental issues will highlight how planning approaches can be used to reconcile them with the other interests at work in the territories.

The afternoon will be dedicated to a second panel discussion on examples of logistical development between the sea, the coast and the hinterland, through the presentation of emblematic spaces within the territory of the Straits Committee.

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