The two major conurbations in Europe stare at each other with a mixture of jealousy, envy and mutual admiration. Cambridge University Land Society (in association with Paris Business schools INSEAD and HEC ) is organising a major Conference on 28th April in Paris, whose aim is to compare and contrast the current and expected development of the two cities and the historical, environmental and architectural context upon which the future quality of life in the two cities will depend.
The French Senate, Paris, France, where participants will reconvene for a gala dinner.
The Conference programme includes debates with major speakers on such current issues and topics as competitivity in the marketplace, the architectural and planning framework and user preferences. The political overview will be given by M. André Santini (Député and Mayor of Issy-les- Moulineaux) and the Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford (Member of Parliament for Woolwich and Greenwich). Sir Terry Farrel and Jean-Paul Viguier will compare and contrast approaches to city planning in the two largest conurbations in Europe.
The sessions will be lead by Internationally-recognised moderators: Christine Ockrent (TV and Radio journalist), Professor John Glascock (Cambridge University), Arnoud de Meyer (Judge Institute & INSEAD), and Michaël Segalla (HEC).
Participants will reconvene for a gala dinner at the French Senate. Early bookers will also enjoy the possibility of a private visit of Chateau de Versailles followed by a lunch on the canal on Saturday 29th April. Registration, and full details of the day's programme and practical information are available on-line on the Conferences dedicated website.
For more information about the programme, speakers, partners, practical information and how to make your reservation (before 24 April!), click here.