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Emmanuelle Vieira, October 21, 2013
Montréal_Gault Hotel _Design: YH2, Paul Bernier - Architecture : Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss et associés
Montréal_Gault Hotel _Design: YH2, Paul Bernier - Architecture : Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss et associés
 
E.V.: In your book, Gerald Tremblay underlines an important point when he says ‘’Cities in the western world are restructuring themselves (recycling, reusing, restoring, rehabilitating) in an unprecedented period of social re-invention. This requires a whole new thinking about values and points of view.’’ What do you think?

MJL: I think that the ideal tool to successfully build a common vision, is design. Interestingly enough, the seven cities in the book all had an industrial past. They are mostly ports and post-industrial cities, and they have all had to redefine themselves in the service sector. This completely changed them. Design brought innovative ideas of planning, production and management of these cities. It allowed cities to create new identities for themselves and re-launch their economies. How each city positions itself and plans for urban growth is specific to itself, and it is these case studies that are so fascinating.

Lisbon
Lisbon
 
Stockholm_Jan Soder and Lar Pihl
Stockholm_Jan Soder and Lar Pihl
 
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