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Villes et ports fluviaux: le projet comme dispositif de reconnexion? Regards croisés sur Bruxelles et Lille

Abstract : The urban development project, thanks to its flexible and cross-sectional approach, is emblematic for contemporary urban concepts. Can this approach prompt a re-connection between cities, inland ports and waterways? On the other hand, could it strengthen this current de-connection, in an economic environment where urban market logic is more favorable to residential economy than to productive economy? This question is particularly important since these spaces are at the intersection of major issues: urban densification in a context of fight against urban sprawl; inland waterway freight transport redeployment, sustainable alternative to road transport; and the improvement of water management. Starting from the cases of Brussels and Lille, this research work is based on material, organizational and existential aspects of these territories, tackled at different geographical levels. This analysis shows that, throughout its process, an urban development project can initiate a new city-port dialogue by means of new forms of horizontal cooperation. In the contrary, in its materialization, it reproduces the functional cuts of the industrial era, caused by constraints and influences of its design framework. Distinguishing themselves from the conflicting environment of design and decision circles, daily practice reveals the role of regulation of these city port interfaces: quiet spaces in dense and landlocked environments. Finally, conditions for a re-connection are put forward: an evolution of city-port governance forms, new forms or urban developments and development processes, as pivotal issue of these transformations.
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Kristel Mazy. Villes et ports fluviaux: le projet comme dispositif de reconnexion? Regards croisés sur Bruxelles et Lille. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université des Sciences et Technologie de Lille - Lille I; Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01066456⟩

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