La Géopolitique, Réseau, Énergie, Environnement, Nature
For an Ecological Realpolitik
The control of space-making by mankind has a long history, if we think of Marc Bloch citing the 11th century peasants from the Beauce to the Champagne clearing the woods to plough the soils. But it is during the 20th century that the organisation of the territory became a model of spatial planning informed by the policies of the welfare states. We can mention the American Greenbelt Towns, the British Town and country planning and the French Aménagement du territoire. 20th century urban planning has initiated a voluntary remodelling of landscapes that focused on the architecture of dwellings, the access to infrastructures and the preservation of natural resources. The international colloquium entitled Planning as a welfare project addresses architectural and planning history, photographic history along with socio-cultural history in order to shed a new light on the models and the representations of welfare planning between France, North-Western Europe and Northern America.en France.
On October 21st, the GEG Weekly Seminar will discuss the impact of climate policies on European-Chinese relations. The discussion will be based on a paper written by Susanne Dröge and published in GREEN.