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Greening the city: a multimedia animation online


Paris, 25 May 2010

Greening the city: amultimedia animation online.

Against the background of the International Year of Biodiversity and the Shangai 2010 World Expo, this new title of the CNRS Sagascience collection will explore towns through more than 600 photographs, films and interviews.

Urban biodiversity? In people’s minds, biodiversity brings up images of luxurious tropical forests rather than the flora surrounding town trees… Yet, urban ecosystems are increasingly of interest to the public and scientists alike.

Main themes include:

  • What kind of nature do we want to find in towns?
  • How can it be better accounted for in the construction of buildings?
  • What is a a green district?
  • Will towns of the future be green?
  • How does nature help urban dwellers live a better life?
  • How does it help them?

An animation in English, with Chinese subtitles, has been taken from this site to be presented from early June at the France Pavilion throughout the world exhibition in Shanghai.

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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CNRS video podcasts on urban planning


This collection of video podcasts was started on July 4, 2013 and for the following 6 weeks two new episodes are uploaded each week, to stream or download. The CNRS produces these videos to offer viewers a chance to find out about current research conducted in the field of urban planning in France. This new series of podcast videos is intended for a wide public and focuses on three themes: history and sociological method; materials, energy and networks; and the city of tomorrow.

Watch there first podcast and go to the website to watch there other videos.

Created by Sophie Bensadoun, Marie Chevais, Hervé Colombani, Christophe Gombert and Luc Ronat, produced by CNRS Images (2013, 12 x 7 min)


Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l'UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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“UrbaChina” in CNRS newsletter

CNRSfr  The UrbaChina programme has been reported in the latest CNRS-China newsletter (No.13)

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Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE - Nottingham Trent University)

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