- Trialogue and Regional Scale    click here to open paper content281 kb
by    Bonnefoy, Edmond & Hildebrand, Beata | edmond-bonnefoy@orange.fr   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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The trialogue calls for a democratic debate enabling validation of each phase of conception, projection and implementation. Our intention is to identify the largest possible scale at which such a process of conviviality can be applied and to use the Paris region as an example to demonstrate the issues involved.
The trialogue requires a response in terms of policy of territorial planning. It is therefore necessary to clarify the conditions necessary to enable democratic debate to precede, to accompany and to validate each of the three phases of development : conception, projection and implementation. To attempt to find a solution to such problems, it is essential, beforehand, to delimit the territories involved in such a process.

The conditions referred to above can more easily be brought together at small scales of consideration. The object of our paper is to identify and explain the largest possible area perceived by the majority of its inhabitants as being their space of belonging, that in which they can be directly involved and can have confidence in the system of governance. It must take into account the realities of history, of new technologies and of ecological responsibility. We refer to the intensity of participation as “conviviality” and to the space of belonging as “region”.

France has a rich experience of organisation and reorganisation of the national territory. This however has tended to open the way to predominantly administrative decisions and attitudes. Adjustments to the present situation are now essential

We have chosen to use the Paris region as an example to demonstrate the issues involved In the 1970s the development of the quarter of the “Defense” provoked controversy, but it enabled the city to maintain its specific character. The Paris region has now grown beyond the official boundaries of “Ile de France”. A new opportunity for healthy growth has become manifest to the east , involving more precisely the Chessy railway junction which merits reflection as a pole to create new balance between the major agglomeration and the cities of the essential water catchment areas to the east

Do such elements lead to the creation of a convivial region ?
region, convivial,democracy
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